Thursday, June 30, 2022

Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz, 2002


Penfolds is high on this 2002 vintage of Bin 389; notes on the site say it is for drinking from now until 2045. After tasting it, I can see why. The wine is  very young for its 22 years.

Deep and dark, almost opaque. The wine is aged in barrels used previously for the high-end Grange Hermitage. Good barrels, seaoned but still showing plenty of oak qualities. Black fruits, coffee, dark chocolate and sea salt. As the winery points out, it combines savory and sweet qualities. Still very young but has the texture, complexity and depth of a fine wine in or near its prime. A special wine but I am going to wait a few years before drinking my next bottle.

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