Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange Hermitage 1975 (1 x 750mL), SA.

The year Max Schubert retired from his post of Chief Winemaker, although he remained a consultant to Penfolds and kept an office at Magill until his death in 1994. He was succeeded as Chief Winemaker by Don Ditter, who had worked with Penfolds as a winemaker since 1946. Penfolds 1975 Grange won two gold and five other medals at Australian wine shows between 1976 and 1981.

Overview

The year Max Schubert retired from his post of Chief Winemaker, although he remained a consultant to Penfolds and kept an office at Magill until his death in 1994. He was succeeded as Chief Winemaker by Don Ditter, who had worked with Penfolds as a winemaker since 1946. Penfolds 1975 Grange won two gold and five other medals at Australian wine shows between 1976 and 1981.

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

Expert Reviews

"A blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this vintage was considered as a "good yet tannic Grange." Certainly the tannins have become beautifully integrated in this sweet, expansive, full-bodied wine, with notes of subtle leather, melted asphalt, blackberry, and coffee. It is a very powerful, rich, deep, muscular wine with enormous concentration, plenty of glycerin and sweetness, and remarkable freshness and vigor. Drink it over the next 12-15 years."

Rating 92 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Garnet red.

Aroma

Sweet, leather, spice and meaty aromas with some intense liquorice, almost porty nuances.

Palate

Rich and concentrated with ripe, tobacco/berry fruit and touches of spice and leafiness. Quite extractive and bitter tannins make the wine a very muscular style. Could soften out.

Wine Background

The year Max Schubert retired from his post of Chief Winemaker, although he remained a consultant to Penfolds and kept an office at Magill until his death in 1994. He was succeeded as Chief Winemaker by Don Ditter, who had worked with Penfolds as a winemaker since 1946. Penfolds 1975 Grange won two gold and five other medals at Australian wine shows between 1976 and 1981.

From humble beginnings in the 1950s, Grange has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over five decades. Today, it is a wine of international renown, with each vintage eagerly awaited by collectors both in Australia and overseas.

Penfolds Grange is a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness, these wines, regardless of vintage, require medium to long-term cellaring. They develop into immensely complex, beguiling wines that seduce the senses.

An Australian icon, Grange represents a tradition in winemaking that is totally uncompromising. Grange has bypassed the fads and trends of modern winemaking in the sense that it has maintained an integrity of style and remained true to its origins in the mind of Max Schubert. Penfolds Grange is the quality standard against which all other Australian red wines are judged. To share a mature Grange, 15 to 20 years old, in fine condition, is one of the great wine experiences.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Brisbane Wine Show, 1976

Gold Medal - Adelaide Wine Show, 1980

Silver Medal - Melbourne Wine Show, 1976

Silver Medal - Sydney Wine Show, 1977