Red

2008 Penfolds Bin 389

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • Andrew67 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 4, 2018 - Good balance and intensity. Will last for a good few more years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Marknob Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 1, 2018 - Simply exceptional. Smooth dense and oaky. Loved this wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cogo44 wrote: 89 points

    September 17, 2018 - The more I drink these heavily oaked South Australian reds, the more it confirms my preference for the lightly Oakes medium bodied reds from the Hunter and the Grampians for example. The overwhelming impression is a wine of syrupy black fruits with drying tannins dominating the aftertaste. Not a poor wine by any means but a wine lacing elegance and finesse.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • A_Steady wrote: 85 points

    March 30, 2018 - Very tanic, disappointing

  • Canoehead Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 11, 2018 - Power & Grace. Seriously delicious. Paired with Grilled Asian Lamb Chops. Palate was even more pronounced than the nose - maybe decant longer next time. Gorgeous leathery dark red fruits with stewed and dried tertiaries. Persistent finish. Really a stunner. Pair next bottle with a beef tenderloin and wild mushroom demi-glace. Such a shame the price has escalated so much these last few years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158 (link)

    (Penfolds Wines Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Bin 389 Barossa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    3/3/2011 (link)

    (Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    1/11/2011 (link)

    (penfolds bin 389 cabernet shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2011 (link) 87 points

    (Penfolds Bin 389) Opaque purple red violet color; ripe berry, blueberry, VA nose with a touch of menthol; tight, tart berry, plum, blueberry palate with sweet, firm tannins; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish 87+ points (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Shiraz)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
  • Designation Bin 389
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 012354071209, 9300776000619, 9310297001439, 9310297001446, 9310297001460, 9310297002061, 9310297003181, 9310297005581, 9310297012749

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,699 (78%)
  • Consumed 745 (22%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, game, lamb

Who Likes This Wine

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