Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (JS-96)
Very rich, ripe and intense, this has plenty of depth and is one of the strongest statements of Penfolds? house style. Rich vanillin and sweetly spicy American oak on the nose, with chocolate, blueberry, violet, blackberry and iodine notes. The palate delivers quite approachable and supple texture, smoothly fleshy and inviting. Flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant and mulberry abound. Deep and ripe finish with nutty tannins to close. A blend of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Padthaway. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Source: July 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 21st Jul 2022 (RP-96)
Looking in on the 389 can be “‘can be,” she says, parenthetically) a good insight into what we can expect from the upcoming Grange. Now, they are very different wines, no question, however, stylistically they have much in common and the illumination into the season that birthed the wines in each instance. Here, the 2020 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz has consummate polish and sleek tannins, imbued as they are with graphite, black tea, licorice and resin. The fruit is pure and black and chewy… gorgeous wine. And it lives for decades. This has always been a collector’s dream and continues so through this vintage. Highly recommended.
Drink Date 2022 – 2047