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Top ‘bullish’ wines for Chinese Year of Ox

We have rounded up top "bullish" wines from France, Italy, Spain and Australia to ring in upcoming Chinese Year of Ox.

Penfolds Bin 389 2018 Lunar New Year Magnum

(Pic: Penfolds)

Bin 389 was 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.

First made in 1960 by Penfolds’ first and legendary winemaker Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz.

This release in 2020 commemorates the 60th anniversary since Bin 389 was first made. It’s also released in magnum in special packaging for Chinese Year of Ox.

The wine is rated 98 points by Andrew Caillard MW and 97 points by JamesSuckling.com.

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