Ranked #12 of 34 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Deep, intense red/purple colour with a fresh, clean aroma of spices, blackcurrant and blackberry, the latter indicating the cabernet is more pungently varietal than usual. The tannins are slightly sappy and grippy, the wine has good intensity and length, balance and the oak is background. This is a sotto voce Bin 389 vintage.
Drink: 2019 to 2039
92 Points Robert Parker
The 2017 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is only 54-46 in favor of Cabernet Sauvignon, yet it shows pronounced mint and cassis aromas. The Shiraz is more apparent in the mouth, where it fills out the full-bodied palate with velvety richness and plush tannins before fading a bit quickly on the finish. This vintage includes fruit from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Wrattonbully.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. August, 2019
97 Points James Halliday
Like most of its siblings, is complex and compelling, the bouquet setting the scene, and the palate filling it. Black fruits, gently vanillan oak, superfine but persistent tannins are but the start.
Source: James Halliday.