Penfolds, Grange, 2009

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Grange, 2009

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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  • Case of 6
£390.00
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£390.00

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 98%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102506
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Penfolds Grange is one of Australia's finest and most famous wines, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia: a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. It has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over four decades, and each vintage is eagerly awaited by collectors both in Australia and overseas.

Reviews

“The 2009 Grange Shiraz is a comprised of 84% Barossa, 8% McLaren, and a little Clare Valley and a little Magill fruit with a small 2% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full- bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut fl avors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish.” eRobertParker.com

“Inky core with blackcurrant rim. Gorgeously seductive perfume: sweetly spiced – Christmas spice - fruit with the sweetness of oak but all so well entwined. There’s a hint of tar and savoury character. On the palate, creamy, vanilla, rich and so gentle and polite - or so it seems, though there is plenty of muscle underneath. 100% new oak. ‘No other way to make Grange’, says Gago. Lots of sweet US oak fl avour on the fi nish. Sweet baking spice too and some liquorice. Vanilla sweetness. Concentrated and dry and pressed down even though it is so young. Opens up to lovely perfume again. More savoury on the nose than on the palate. Thick and deep. Coming back to it half an hour later: more savoury, somehow squashed on the palate. Tannins remarkably smooth. Chocolate all the way. Freshness and really great length.” Jancis Robinson MW