With cabernet driven aromatics of blackcurrant and cherry-wood this wine is a dance between meaty flavours and bitey textures.
Textural attention is drawn by flavours of new oak, pomegranate and cranberry. This wine’s youthful profile tempered by softened and even tannins – from start to finish.
This deep red is full-bodied yet sensitively blended, Tony Love gives this wine a 97 saying, “It’s the complete package…Fine cabernet aromatics sing first – blue to black berry crush, subtle forest and leaf tones – before shiraz richness and generosity kicks in and softens the styles classic chewy tannins. Superb harmony and high-volume intensity, ready, set and go.”
Peak drinking between now and 2030.
97 – Tony Love
“While most of the Penfolds big reds will be better enjoyed with a few years’ sleep and the magic of more bottle maturation revealed, this 389 is the “now” wine of the red siblings, lovely, assured and in the zone from the kick-off, yet capable of 20 more delicious years of faithful service as well.”