Penfolds, Grange Bin 95, 1997 (Australian label)

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Grange Bin 95, 1997 (Australian label)

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia





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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 96%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: John Duval Optimum Drinking: 2019-2022 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103241 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Slightly faded/scuffed label - labelled / bottled for Australian market
Estate Notes

Penfolds Grange Bin 95, 1997 is labelled/bottled for the Australian market.

Penfolds was founded by an English doctor (Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold), who migrated to South Australia in the mid-19th Century. Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of port and sherry and began making fortified wine for his parents.

This estate ethos continued until the 1950s when Jeffrey Penfold tasked winemaker Max Schubert to cater for changing consumer tastes. Almost single-handedly Schubert (who died in 1994) lifted Australia's wine industry out of mediocrity, primarily through the revolutionary Grange Hermitage, and has arguably been the most influential figure in the modern Australian wine industry.

Today, Grange is one of Australia's most famous wines, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia: a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"The saturated purple-colored 1997 offers a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry liqueur, cherries, camphor, chocolate, plums, and mocha. The wine is opulently-textured, extremely soft, layered, and seductive, with Grange's tell-tale personality well-displayed, but in a seamless, seductive style." Robert Parker

"...beautiful plum and blueberry fruit that shines right through the long, crisp, fine-grained finish. A lovely wine..." Wine Spectator

"...powerful, complex dark fruits, chocolate and savoury lemon/vanilla oak on the bouquet, then a similarly powerful palate where earth and chocolate join the chorus of flavours promised by the bouquet; persistent tannins, of course." James Halliday