Penfolds, Grange 1979

South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Grange 1979

South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Don Ditter Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102916 Fill Level: Very top shoulder. Label Quality: Excellent label; some tears / dirt to old-style foil.
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Penfold's Grange is one of Australia's finest wines and we have one bottle available of the 1979 vintage, a rare wine (When Penfolds was allowed to use 'Hermitage' on its labels).

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.

Prior to 1989 Penfolds Grange used 'Hermitage' in the label before the European Union banned it from using a recognisable French wine place name.

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


"Extemely spicy on the nose, with zingy berry and plum character coursing through the palate of typical Grange flavors. Chewy with tannins, but they're finely grained." Wine Spectator

"A light, elegant style of Grange made with a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has a deep ruby/purple color and a spicy, peppery nose with some new oak, black cherry, and blackberry flavors. The wine shows some dry tannin in the finish that may ultimately prove worrisome given the less-than-massive style of this vintage. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to like in this wine, which is very pure, ripe, and medium to full-bodied." Robert Parker