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2005 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Penfolds Wines penfolds.com
Appellation: South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$34.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 18, 2009 , Addison Sollog
3 points "Color: deep; Aromas: black berry; Sweetness: medium dry; Finish: persistent; Horrible"
tasted: January 29, 2011 , Nicholas Visel
4.5 stars
tasted: April 21, 2013 , Bill Haggerty
3.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: woody, red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Overall: rich; could have waited a couple of more years at least"
rated: July 2, 2008 , Menon
92 points "Color: Dense, dark red. Nose: At once elevated, the nose is separated from theothers in the Penfolds Bin family by the overt highnotes of its barrel fermentation contribution. This is archetypal Bin 389 with notes of Maraschino marinated dark berries mixed with dark chocolate, bayleaf, black (Kalamata) olives and roasting pan juices. Oak and charcuterie elements effortlessly fill any aromatic gaps. Palate: The 2005 Bin 389 is complete, full and multidimensional from start to finish, its weight coupled with (understated) power, depth and length. Ripe fig, blueberry and dark plum fruit flavors synergise to create an inky/dense palate with no rough edges. The oak, and plush tannins are at one with the wine, elliciting no one dominant feature and a seamless palate. This is stylistically a classic and complex Bin 389- a proud flag bearer of this traditional Australian style. Food pairings: Ideal with hearty meat dishes"
rated: January 17, 2010 , from a member
Best 2010-2011
rated: February 23, 2010 , from a member
Best 2011-2015
rated: August 31, 2012 , Scott Chambers
95 points "A genuine 389, whose sumptuous depth of vibrant dark fruit knits seamlessly with sweet chestnut/mocha/vanilla oak and a smooth, drying spine of loose-knit tannin. Deep and heady, if s scented with violets, liqueured cherries and dried herbs and steeped in flavours of dark plums, blackberries and cassis. Ripe but certainly not overcooked, it's supported by a creamy structure of firm, loose-knit tannins, finishing with lingering fruit and a dusty mouthfeel." Best 2012-2030