Wine Reviews by Vintage

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1996

Supremely impressive in its richness, ripeness, balance, power, and tremendous length

Reviewed by nicholas.enge_19549 - Monday 9 April 2012 08:05 PM

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Nose of blackberry and cedar, with sweet fruit showing more as time passed. In the mouth, supremely impressive in its richness, ripeness, balance and power. Chocolatey tannins. Tremendous length. Decanted 2 hours and drank over another 2, I would recommend decanting 4 hours or more as this bottle still hadn't peaked when the last drop disappeared. Great accompaniment to roast beef, though my wife and I almost had to drink it without food, after my 1 year old daughter cranked the oven up to 265 degrees celsius while nobody was looking. The situation was rescued just in time.

  • Rating: 96 (Average for all reviewers 96)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 10 years

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