Penfolds, Grange, 2014

South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Grange, 2014

South Australia, Australia

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£430.00
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£430.00

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 98%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2020-2045 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103181 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

The 2014 Grange is big, rich, voluptuous and expressive with wonderful balance.

Penfolds Grange, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia, is a wine of extraordinary dimension and power, and Australia's most prestigious red wine. It was aged for 20 months in American oak hogsheads.

The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines (often fortified) which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia from Brighton in 1844. From the 1940s onwards the focus shifted in favour of producing table wines, and in 1951 the legendary chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with the idea of making a long-lived red wine called Grange. The rest, as they say, is history.

Reviews

“…silky quality to the texture on the palate, showing depth, balance and complexity with concentrated blackberry and a hint of dark chocolate. As the tannins appear to be softer, juicier and more approachable than previous, more ‘classic’ Granges at this stage, the voluptuousness presages well for excellent medium-to-long-term drinking…” Anthony Rose, Decanter

“…delivers exactly what we've come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It's full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic...” eRobertParker.com