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2018 Penfolds Australian (Red Blend) "Bin 389"

Penfolds 2018 Bin 389

Winery: Penfolds

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bin 389"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon & 43% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $80

Cases produced: 18,086

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 14, 2021

Wine Review: This opaque and deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon based wine from South Australia opens with a fragrant boysenberry, eucalyptus and blackberry bouquet with hints of fresh picked mint and oak. On the palate, this wine is this wine is full bodied, balanced, round and juicy. The flavor profile is black currant and boysenberry blend with notes of black plum. We also detected hints of black licorice, Baker’s chocolate, black pepper and oak. The finish is dry and its medium well-managed tannins and fruit flavors stick around for a little while. The Panel would pair this rich wine with a messy rack of barbecue beef ribs, veal medallions with mushroom wine sauce or charred leg of lamb. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Bright and crimson red
Nose: Aficionados may quickly identify and proclaim 389. Layers of custard and port-wine dark jelly with flaked coconut and juniper. There are also some subtle hints of matchstick and vanilla aromas mixed in.
Palate: Balance of the sweet (Cabernet) and the savory (Shiraz). Possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake. The 2018 vintage flavor profile features darker fruits closer to black cherry liqueur than a crème de cassis component of Kir. Oak and tannins are absorbed. But both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage. Substantial, intense.

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