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THE BAR: Penfolds BIN 389

MONDAY MAY 6, 2019


Berry, cherry

and plum

penflods bin 389

For how much we enjoyed Penfold’s 407, the 389 must be as good as it too is a highly regarded amongst wine drinkers. On the nose, it is extremely fruity; raspberry and blackberry-like while on the palate, cherry and more dark berries. Finally leaving a smooth long finish of plum and faint hint of spice.

The Penfold BIN 389 doesn’t reveal itself without at least a good hour of airing like a pair of speakers that have yet to break-in whereby spiciness rushes quickly into the nose. If I absolutely have to choose between these rather excellent blends the 389 and 407, my money goes to the latter.

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