Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange Hermitage 1978 (1 x 750mL) SA.

Both Bottles been through Penfolds Re-Corking Win Clinic 2014

No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life.

Overview

Both Bottles been through Penfolds Re-Corking Win Clinic 2014

No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life.

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

Expert Reviews

"A wine that seems to get better every time I have it, the 1978 Grange, a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, has turned out to be a blockbuster wine with extraordinary intensity, a voluptuous palate, notes of camphor, coffee, jammy black fruits, leather, and creme de cassis. As the wine sits in the glass, pepper and melted asphalt make an appearance. Very unctuously textured, thick, and chewy, this wine is soft, with a very succulent style. Its color is showing just a touch of amber as this wine approaches its plateau of maturity. Drink it now and over the next 20 years."

Rating 93 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium red.

Aroma

Complex, cedar/tobacco/gamey with plenty of sweet fruit.

Palate

Highly concentrated and beautifully textured wine with lovely, sweet, blackberry/smoky/ earthy fruit and liquorice, fine grainy tannins and dry finish. Softening out well, but should continue to develop.

Wine Background

No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life.

The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony.