This pack consists of six consecutive vintages of magnificent Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange Shiraz from 1994 to 1999.
The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
This pack contents
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1994
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1995
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1996
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1997
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1998
1 x Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1999
- South Australia
Vintage 1994Dense red-purple; the typically rich and powerful bouquet has layers of dark berry fruit and integrated and balanced oak. What makes it unusual is the distinct hint of chocolate, which appears again on the silkily powerful palate. Here there is an array of all of the fruit flavours one could possibly expect, but once again that touch of dark Swiss chocolate adding an intriguing note. The oak balance and integration is better than any five-year-old Grange I can remember, the tannins perfectly balanced into the bargain.Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion MAR 1999
Vintage 1995 In the manner of all great stayers, has picked up pace markedly over the past year. Deeply coloured, ripe cherry, spice, vanilla and a hint of licorice rumble through the bouquet; the palate is powerful and sustained by sweet tannins, the plum and black cherry fruit providing the core for the future.the bouquet is Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion OCT 2000
Vintage 1996Medium to full red-purple, still bright after five years, vibrant cherry and plum fruit aromas more than handle the oak on the bouquet; the palate is sumptuous, but not heavy, the cherry and plum flavours tracking the bouquet. The wine has a very long finish, with fine, integrated tannins. Destined to become one of the great Granges. Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion JAN 2001
Vintage 1997Medium to full red, with just a touch of purple remaining; 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. It's hard to suggest this will be regarded as a great Grange in 20 years or so, but it is nonetheless in the mainstream of Grange style.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion JUN 2002
Vintage 1998Deep purple-red, it oozes blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice from every pore, the palate a sumptuously smooth velvet cushion of small black fruits. It will outlive anyone who can afford to buy it.Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion OCT 2003
Vintage 1999 Concentrated blackberry and licorice fruit, the oak perfectly integrated. A powerful, masculine style, a touch more austere than the '98. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian wine Companion JUL 2003