Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1998 (6 x 750mL Wooden Box) SA.

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Grange is both Penfolds and Australia’s most famous wine and is officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.

The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds’ multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

The 1998 vintage is predominantly Shiraz (97%) with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).

Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Grange is both Penfolds and Australia’s most famous wine and is officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.

The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds’ multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

The 1998 vintage is predominantly Shiraz (97%) with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Deep 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 Drink 2040 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Oct 03

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, almost impenetrable dark red.

Aroma

The nose is youthful and intense with dark, ripened Satsuma plum fruits rising above a base of liqueured dark chocolate and licorice. Overtones of malt, toasty barrel ferment and nutty oak meld effortlessly into an exquisitely aromatic offering.

Palate

The palate displays intense layering of fruit - raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry - laced with licorice and oak. The power of the fruit at the fore is balanced with ripe velvety tannins, offering an alluring even-textured palate with remarkable length.

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