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Penfolds Bin 95 Grange 1999 (1x 750mL) SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0004-2484979

Part of Sale: Fine Wine: International Classics feat. Dom Champagne 1973

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Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Layers of fruit, with blackberry and blueberry to the fore, as suggested by the nose. An underlying tarriness and new oak are seamlessly absorbed. A mass of fine grained tannins court a firm tight finish of great length. The wine possesses the essential ingredients of the marque, richness, harmony, and balance.

A fitting Grange release to end the 1900’s, with decades of life ahead.

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

Expert Reviews

"Concentrated blackberry and licorice fruit, the oak perfectly integrated. A powerful, masculine style, a touch more austere than the '98."

Rating 95 Drink 2029 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Jul 03

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Impenetrable deep red/purple.

Aroma

Blackberry and blueberry fruit interwoven with perfectly tuned, malty, savoury oak, with liquorice and anise notes hovering above. Upon sitting there is a whirling aromatic shift, the wine becoming more complex, deeper, richer and darker.

Palate

Layers of fruit, with blackberry and blueberry to the fore, as suggested by the nose. An underlying tarriness and new oak are seamlessly absorbed. A mass of fine grained tannins court a firm tight finish of great length. The wine possesses the essential ingredients of the marque, richness, harmony, and balance.

Wine Background

Grange is both Penfolds’ and arguably Australia’s most famous wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia.

Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds’ multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy. The first 100% Shiraz Grange since 1963, and an excellent follow on to the 1998 vintage.

A fitting Grange release to end the 1900’s, with decades of life ahead.

Vintage
1999
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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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.

Chris Shanahan, 26 May 2010, The Canberra Times“It has an inky deep colour, overwhelming aroma and flavour impact of ripe, dense, sweet fruit, mouth-flooding tannins, distinctive flavour of American oak and a buoyant lift. This is a great wine of rare dimension. Over many decades, it will mellow and grow paler, becoming more fragile and ethereal.”

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

The wine market was changing rapidly by the late 1940s, as soldiers returned from the war and new immigrants settled in Australia. Max Schubert, then a young winemaker at Penfolds, returned to Europe after the war to investigate winemaking. The mission was to learn about sherry production, however a side trip to Bordeaux led to Schubert experimenting with a long-lived red wine that he called Grange.

Schubert looks back on the 1950s Grange years as exciting years of discovery, faith, doubt, and ultimately triumph. In contrast, the 1960s were a period of vindication and Grange stole a march on the rest of the Australian wine industry by setting an incomparable benchmark for longevity, concentration and balance.

Penfolds Grange is Australia’s pre-eminent first growth. It is a very perfumed concentrated wine, which combines the intensely rich fruit and ripe tannins of shiraz with the fragrance and complementary nuances of new, fine-grained American oak. Partial barrel fermentation takes place at the tail-end of primary fermentation. It weaves the two elements together producing a meaty complexity and roundness of flavours on the palate.

A portion of cabernet sauvignon is used in some years to enhance the aromatics and palate structure. After vindication the wine is matured in new American oak hogshead for around 20 months. The best vintages last for more than 50 years.

Top Vintages

2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1991, 1990, 1986, 1980, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1963, 1962, 1955, 1953. The experimental and hidden Granges are extremely rare

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.B - Wonga Park VIC09/06/2020 8.29.06 PM AESTAU $519 11
T.K - Baldivis WA09/06/2020 8.28.35 PM AESTAU $514 10
E.M - Alexander Heights WA09/06/2020 8.26.49 PM AESTAU $509 10
A.B - Camp Hill QLD05/06/2020 5.15.57 PM AESTAU $499 10
T.N - Campbellfield VIC06/06/2020 12.57.43 AM AESTAU $439 10
B.W - Forresters Beach NSW05/06/2020 8.44.49 PM AESTAU $379 10
R.W - Waterford West QLD03/06/2020 12.40.55 AM AESTAU $349 10
V.T - sunshine west VIC02/06/2020 11.12.38 PM AESTAU $344 10
I.W - Melbourne VIC02/06/2020 10.43.00 PM AESTAU $339 10
A.W - MUDGEE NSW02/06/2020 10.38.39 PM AESTAU $334 10
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