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Penfolds 'Bin 389' Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
BC: $100.0
Widely Available: $100.0 +across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -309625
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WineScores' Review

Woodsy, complex, brooding.
Made from 54% Cabernet and 46% Shiraz grown in McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Barossa and Wrattonbully and aged in (partially new) larger American oak barrels.
The nose here is woodsy; cedar chips and tealeaf, savoury spices, and dark chocolate, cracked black pepper and dark flowers. It has a serious nearly brooding demeanor; dark fruits, peppery spices, dark chocolate and espresso flavours lead to a fresh finish.
It has complexity, depth and posture but decant if drinking now, or cellar for a few more years.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-01-29 17:21:40.0


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