Bin 389 was often referred to as 'Baby Grange', in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds' reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of shiraz.
Grape Variety: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Food Pairing: Herb crusted rack of lamb
Tasting Notes: A myriad of characters with cabernet's cedar and gently herbal notes sitting atop a core of rich red-plum and dark-berry shiraz fruit aromas. The palate has a very silky texture, so plush and polished with a wealth of rich and intense dark plum, dark berry and blackcurrant flavours. The oak is completely soaked with ripe fresh fruit.