Bin 389 is often referred to as 'Baby Grange', in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange.
On the nose, Much more than a first-wave impression of blackcurrant/cassis cabernet-driven aromatics...A second of chive, mustard spice, beeswax, lemon/honey tea and thyme flowers. A third of cherry-wood, sarsaparilla, aniseed. A fourth of wet cold steel and a wet peppercorn tree.
The palate is full and rich, flavours of a platter of charcuterie meats and pastrami dominate. Also vying for taste and textural attention are pomegranate, cranberry, Madagascan vanilla pod, liquorice straps.
The youthful profile is tempered by softened and even tannis. Peak drinking Now - 2030.