Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1994 (1 x 750mL) SA.

Grange is the benchmark by which all other reds in this country, and, increasingly, overseas, are often measured. The reasons for this are many yet straightforward. Concentration of flavour, complexity and longevity - Grange blossoms with 15 to 20 years of bottle age, when most other reds have past their best, and better vintages can live and continue developing for decades longer.

Overview

Grange is the benchmark by which all other reds in this country, and, increasingly, overseas, are often measured. The reasons for this are many yet straightforward. Concentration of flavour, complexity and longevity - Grange blossoms with 15 to 20 years of bottle age, when most other reds have past their best, and better vintages can live and continue developing for decades longer.

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

Expert Reviews

"Dense 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 Drink 2024 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 99

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark plum with brick red rim.

Aroma

Rich and complex with flashes of green tea leaf and truffle, interlocked with freshly tanned leather and savoury notes, prune and stewed blueberry fruits. Enticing classy oak (cedar) elevated, yet not overstated, by smoky barrel ferment character.

Palate

What is promised on the nose is delivered on the palate - an opulent, intense, hedonistic wine. Layers of massive Shiraz fruit and expertly crafted oak manifest themselves into a seemingly endless variety of flavours – deep plum, liquorice, cedar, chocolate, coffee – all compressed into a silken, round mouth feel. Forceful, ripe tannins are balanced by sheer weight of fruit. An excellent offering from an above average vintage.

Wine Background

Grange is the benchmark by which all other reds in this country, and, increasingly, overseas, are often measured. The reasons for this are many yet straightforward. Concentration of flavour, complexity and longevity - Grange blossoms with 15 to 20 years of bottle age, when most other reds have past their best, and better vintages can live and continue developing for decades longer.

And finally, Heritage – first produced by Max Schubert in 1951, the ‘93 Grange represents over 40 years of winemaking excellence.

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