Penfold's Bin 389
Have a client that is "obsessed" with Penfold's Bin 389. Would like to buy them a case for a gift. Which year is the best? Thanks in advance.
If you trust the judgement of Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman, he gave the 2003 vintage (the most recent vintage) a score of 88 about two months ago. A year earlier, he gave the 2002 vintage an 89. Here's the links to their brief WS reviews:
Unless you know a dealer that can protect their wine stock from the damaging heat of a Texas summer, I think you should get the 2003 vintage.