Penfolds Grange (Bin 95) is one of Australia's finest and most famous wines, grown in the renowned Barossa valley, 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.
A tight and unyielding nose that eventually gives up some redcurrant and cherry. On the palate a lovely fruit sweetness, muscular and balanced with good acidity wound through and a stiff backbone of gun barrel tannins
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP):
"The 2007 Penfolds Grange is comprised of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon coming predominately from Barossa vineyards with smaller proportions from Magill Estate and McLaren Vale. It was matured for 21 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is intensely scented of vibrant blueberry preserve, mulberry and kirsch aromas over hints of cedar, mocha, vanilla and anise. The full bodied palate is richly fruited with pure black berry and baking spice flavors offset by crisp acidity and a firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long."
James Halliday (JH): NR
"Full crimson, with a purple rim; a blend of 98% shiraz, 2% cabernet sauvignon that exudes power and authority; the bouquet is already complex, the American oak making an impact in its youth, the palate with multiple layers of mainly black fruits; the tannins, like the oak, need to soften and will do so well before the fruit starts to fade. Follows the Grange pattern with 21 months in the 100% new American oak in which it finished its fermentation."