Penfolds, Grange, South Australia 2015

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SKU
103445

"...a powerhouse of concentration and complexity. Such complexity. Classic Grange, offering such deep, dark intensity." James Suckling

£420.00
Total £420.00
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Grape Blend Shiraz 98%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2050
Winemaker Peter Gago
Organic No
Reviewer Score 100
Reviewer James Suckling
SKU 103445
ABV 15.00%

The Penfolds 2015 Grange is big, rich, voluptuous and expressive with wonderful balance. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

Penfolds Grange, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia, is a fine red 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 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.

"Much anticipated vintage for Grange and it is a powerhouse of concentration and complexity. Aromas of orange and lemon peel to start, then graphite, blackberries, plum paste, black cherries, boundless sweet oak spice, fresh cedar, tar, mahogany, roasted coffee and chocolate - the list goes on. Such complexity. Classic Grange, offering such deep, dark intensity. The palate has immense richness and depth with a super succulent and very long, fleshy, deeply weighted array of dense, velvet-wrapped tannins that run so long. The fruit flavors sit in the blackberry, blood-plum and blueberry zone with succulent, long and assertive structure, carrying through in an utterly seamless mode. The finish is tightly wrenched, in spectacularly powerful style, locking this wine in for a very long haul." James Suckling

"The nose of the 2015 Grange features the wine's characteristic lifted aromas, joined by pronounced American oak influence and bold blackberry fruit, plus hints of red meat, raspberries, asphalt and vanilla. It's dense and concentrated on the palate, full-bodied yet balanced and firm, with a rich, velvety texture and long, plush finish. Don't expect great complexity at this stage - it's much too young to show much more than the primary fruit and oak elements - but this is a Grange that should easily go three or four decades." robertparker.com

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