Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 1990 (1 x 1.5L Magnum) SA.

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1990 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz (Hermitage) with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. With its solid structure and strength of character it will age gracefully and should be carefully cellared for a bare minimum of 10 years, and preferably 25 to 30.

Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1990 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz (Hermitage) with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. With its solid structure and strength of character it will age gracefully and should be carefully cellared for a bare minimum of 10 years, and preferably 25 to 30.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Destined to be one of the greatest Granges. A beautifully weighted and concentrated bouquet, with seamless fruit and oak; masses of dark cherries and plum. In the mouth a superb wine; while the fruit is opulent, it is not excessively so; indeed there is a touch of near austerity to the fine tannins to give the wine both character and balance. The iron fist in a velvet glove."

Rating 97 Drink 2020 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Dec 95

Outstanding

....It is certainly outstanding, displaying full body along with a classic smoky, blackberry, cassis, pepper, and forest floor-scented bouquet. Of all these wines, it appears to be the most evolved.

Grange, Penfolds’ flagship wine, is, by many accounts, the most renowned and world-famous wine produced in Australia, and these six vintages from my cellar all acquitted themselves well. These wines are almost always Shiraz, but many vintages include less than 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and there are cross-appellations blends from vineyards in the Barossa and McLaren Vale.Rating 94+ Wine Advocate #183 (JUN/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium-full red/purple colour.

Aroma

It is a beautifully weighted and concentrated wine combining very intense, ripe plummy aromas with smoky vanillin oak.

Palate

Already, the wine is supremely complex and harmonious, with ripe plum and coffee-like luscious fruit, integrated oak, fine tannins and excellent length.

Wine Background

From the 1990 vintage, Grange Hermitage will be labelled simply ‘Grange’ – the name by which it has been known internationally for many years. It is an icon that symbolises Australian quality wine at its highest level.

History will record 1990 as one of the great Australian vintages of our generation. The 1990 Penfolds Grange is one of the best yet, with the potential to eventually rival the classic vintages of 1955, 1962 and 1971.

Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1990 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz (Hermitage) with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. With its solid structure and strength of character it will age gracefully and should be carefully cellared for a bare minimum of 10 years, and preferably 25 to 30.