2019 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, South Australia
Great Southern Land, a masterpiece by Icehouse was released 40 years ago. It is a song that celebrates the vastness and wonder of this land and tells you a story if you listen hard enough. And so too does the classic Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. An Australian creation, this is a blend that can be vineyard driven, regional or multi-regional. In the hands of our finest winemakers it tells you a glorious story if you listen hard enough.
The 2019 Penfolds Bin 389 is a multi-regional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from South Australia. It is dark red and black as if hidden by the Summer for a million years. The aromas if you are listeninng to the motion of the wind in the mountains will whisper and roar plums, spices, liquorice, chocolate, savoury notes and charcuterie. The palate builds upon this and soaks you in memories with chocolate, coffee, dark red fruits, liquorice, spices, plums and black fruits. Each flavour is expertly woven into a bed of fine grainy tannins. It is long, it is lingering and it has a finish that leaves you in no doubt that if you can leave it long enough, it will walk alone with the ghosts of time.
Rating: 96 pts
Drink: Now; 10+ yrs
Tasted: June 2022