Penfolds `Grange Bin 95` Shiraz 2013 (1 x 750mL), SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Six decades after the release of OUR favourite Grange, the 60 year-old 1953 Grange, this 2013 flexes, prances, twitches… Pressure is on! What’s the measure of this four and a half year old?”

“2013 – Undoubtedly will soon be universally proclaimed to be a classic ‘Penfolds vintage’ … and indeed over time certified a classic ‘Grange vintage’!”

“Not unlike the 2008 Grange – á la style / weight / disposition / cellarability.” - Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

Grange was recently recognised as a First Growth in Liv-ex’s recreation of the Bordeaux 1855 classification.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Six decades after the release of OUR favourite Grange, the 60 year-old 1953 Grange, this 2013 flexes, prances, twitches… Pressure is on! What’s the measure of this four and a half year old?”

“2013 – Undoubtedly will soon be universally proclaimed to be a classic ‘Penfolds vintage’ … and indeed over time certified a classic ‘Grange vintage’!”

“Not unlike the 2008 Grange – á la style / weight / disposition / cellarability.” - Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

Grange was recently recognised as a First Growth in Liv-ex’s recreation of the Bordeaux 1855 classification.

State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

100 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

"It reveals an incredible array of ripe black fruit, spice, meat and earth-inspired flavors, with a rock-solid frame to support this beauty (it should easily cellar for 40+ years!)."

99 Points - James Halliday

“Gloriously, splendiferously complex. There are so many layers of flavour it's labyrinthine, yet you never lose the thread, the path, of the wine.”

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Opaque black core, dark red rim.

Nose

An aromatic assault / surge / eruption of soy, hoisin, balsamic reduction… coiled around a core of kirsch and fresh raspberry. This propulsion is crammed with tell-tale barrel ferment, V.A. and formic Grange markers – all in balance, all respectful of fruit and oak. And yet, so ‘classy’ – a brightness, a sheen, a gloss, a raciness – belying both age and upbringing (élevage).

Palate

Formidable. No gaps, a densely-packed structural continuum. Not huge, not massive, yet taut, muscular, feisty. A black palimpsest - black fruits, black liquorice, black pudding, black fig, black cardamom.... Granitic chewy tannins linger and coat; oak all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami.

Fruits? Where to start in this entanglement? Time please.

Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2020-2060.

Medals & Trophies

Winestate’s World’s Greatest Shiraz and Syrah Challenge 2018 - First Prize