Red

2004 Penfolds Bin 389

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • thebatcavewines Likes this wine: (94 points)

    October 7, 2017 - Decanted for 5 hours. Lovely bottle. Nice tannins with a velvety finish.
    The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle.

  • rooman Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 2, 2017 - Sort of into the solid and dependable phase. Tannins have softened and integrated but there is still little secondary development showing with this full bodied wine. I do suspect however in another 5-6 years as the wine takes on more complexity that it will be more interesting. It’s just not quite there yet. I will try and not open another bottle this decade.

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  • thebatcavewines Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 18, 2017 - A friend opened a bottle of the Bin 389 2004. Decanted for 6 hours. The complexity & smoothness of this wine was undeniable. Dark ruby in colour with a hint of oak,cedar & burnt cigar to the nose. Medium on the palate with a long lasting finish with notable tannins and an interesting pine & cherry taste through the middle.
    The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long & has low acidity.
    There is light sediment in the bottle which is to be expected. Outstanding wine! I felt guilty having two glasses but it was well worth it.

  • Mtnmd1 wrote: flawed

    September 4, 2017 - Cooked

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  • alexisonsmith Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 25, 2017 - @ Penfolds Wine evening at 'Les Cavistes'. Very dry tannins. This wine was very closed, after being opened 3 hours prior I was expecting more however I feel this wine was missing something. It was still great however compared to the other 389's it was disappointing. Smokey. It worked a lot better with some beautiful confit d'agneau however this is one of those wines that need some food to elevate it. If holding some of these bottles I would recommend leaving another few more years prior to opening.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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, 9310297002061, 9310297003181, 9310297007141, 9310297652792, 931029765792

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,669 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,066 (29%)

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Community Recommendations

1.5 inch Grass fed 80 days Aged T- bone. Giddy up!, Beef, Game, Lamb

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