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    Bill S. Guest

    Default 1992 Penfolds Bin 389

    Every once in awhile you pull an old bottle out of the cellar and get a pleasant surprise. This cab merlot blend has always been one of my favourirtesand I tend to give it a fair bit of age, although not always two decades.

    It showed a quite dark colour, and had good legs, the nose was an enticing nutmeg and cassis, and on palate the wine was still all together, with ample warm fruit, smooth and supple. with a nice acidic lift at the end. Although there are still some soft tannins, this should be drunk sooner rather than later, but showed exceptionally well given the age.

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    Bill S. Guest

    Default Re: 1992 Penfolds Bin 389

    On Monday, August 6, 2012 9:54:08 PM UTC-7, Bill S. wrote:
    This cab merlot blend

    Sorry for the typo - cab/shiraz, of course

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    Martin Field Guest

    Default Re: 1992 Penfolds Bin 389


    "Bill S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Monday, August 6, 2012 9:54:08 PM UTC-7, Bill S. wrote:
    > This cab merlot blend
    >
    > Sorry for the typo - cab/shiraz, of course


    One of my favourite Australian reds. Sometimes amusingly referred to as Poor
    Man's Grange - as some of the blend spends time in ex-Grange barrels. "Poor"
    no more - current vintages sell for += $60 here.

    Cheers!

    Martin



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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: 1992 Penfolds Bin 389

    On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:54:08 AM UTC-4, Bill S. wrote:
    > Every once in awhile you pull an old bottle out of the cellar and get a pleasant surprise. This cab merlot blend has always been one of my favourirtes and I tend to give it a fair bit of age, although not always two decades.. It showed a quite dark colour, and had good legs, the nose was an enticing nutmeg and cassis, and on palate the wine was still all together, with ample warm fruit, smooth and supple. with a nice acidic lift at the end. Although there are still some soft tannins, this should be drunk sooner rather than later, but showed exceptionally well given the age.


    Never had a bad bottle of Bin 389.

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: 1992 Penfolds Bin 389

    On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:54:42 PM UTC-4, Bi!! wrote:
    > On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:54:08 AM UTC-4, Bill S. wrote:
    >
    > > Every once in awhile you pull an old bottle out of the cellar and get apleasant surprise. This cab merlot blend has always been one of my favourirtes and I tend to give it a fair bit of age, although not always two decades. It showed a quite dark colour, and had good legs, the nose was an enticing nutmeg and cassis, and on palate the wine was still all together, with ample warm fruit, smooth and supple. with a nice acidic lift at the end. Although there are still some soft tannins, this should be drunk sooner rather than later, but showed exceptionally well given the age.

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    >
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    > Never had a bad bottle of Bin 389.


    Also a 389 fan, thanks for notes Bill.
    I stopped buying after price close to doubled in US, but always enjoyed

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