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Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange 2008 (2 x 750mL), SA.

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Condition: Cellared

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Lot Number: 0014-2472211

Part of Sale: Pennies from Heaven ~ Grange, St Henri, Bin 389 & More

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Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated 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 climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilises fully- ripe, intensely- flavoured and textured 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. The Grange style is the orginal and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi- vineyard, multi- district, blending philosophy.

AUS - Multi-regional
South Australia

Expert Reviews

The wine contains 98/2% shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, and spent 19 months in new American oak hogsheads in which it finished its fermentation. Densely coloured, it has an ultra-complex bouquet, with black fruits/anise/licorice, easily dealing with the oak; a remarkable wine in every way. The balance, texture and structure are faultless, so much so that the wine achieves elegance now, many years before you would expect that quality to be commented on. Rating 98 - Drink by 2060 James Halliday - Published on 11 Jul 2013

Winery Tasting Notes


Impenetrable dark core.


An immediate and and powerful lift of cola/ soy/ hoisin/ red licorice, propelled by tea- smoke and ferric influences. Less obvious nut- husk/ tan- bark notes align with lush aromas of ripe (jamon- wrapped) figs and a panaforte plushness. With air, blueberry fruits and mocha arise, the oak (100% new!) remaining concealed - too much aromatic background chatter to register.


A muscular push/ wave/ affront across the entire palate - from start to finish. Never oppressive nor ungainly, yet captivating forceful. i.e a vinous lava flow of dark licorice and malt - `molten`, with a self- saucing chocolate pudding richness and blackberry, elderberry fruits. Pronounced tannins are unleashed, and the Clare component makes its (9%) presence felt, adding to both flavour pool and extract. Power and density naturally respectful of balance and structure.

AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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
D.C - St Georges SA28/05/2019 8.25.23 PM AESTAU $984 11
T.L - Willetton WA28/05/2019 7.45.21 PM AESTAU $959 10
K.W - Hyde Park SA28/05/2019 5.18.27 PM AESTAU $934 10
T.C - WERRIBEE VIC28/05/2019 12.48.10 PM AESTAU $884 10
n.p - MOUNT PRITCHARD NSW28/05/2019 10.51.43 AM AESTAU $859 10
A.S - NGUNNAWAL ACT27/05/2019 8.51.43 AM AESTAU $809 10
D.J - St Kilda VIC27/05/2019 3.47.47 PM AESTAU $784 10
r.n - berwick VIC27/05/2019 1.12.21 PM AESTAU $684 10
j.r - SOUTH YARRA VIC26/05/2019 11.51.46 AM AESTAU $634 10
j.k - wurruk VIC26/05/2019 3.15.55 PM AESTAU $609 10
R.M - Stones Corner QLD23/05/2019 11.25.29 PM AESTAU $409 10
z.l - vincentia NSW22/05/2019 10.49.15 PM AESTAU $359 10
a.s - Malvern East VIC22/05/2019 7.15.01 PM AESTAU $209 10
C.S - Blackstone Heights TAS22/05/2019 9.04.53 AM AESTAU $159 10
F.H - Russell Lea NSW22/05/2019 2.29.30 AM AESTAU $134 10
z.w - Doncaster east VIC22/05/2019 12.08.28 AM AESTAU $109 10
T.H - Neutral Bay NSW21/05/2019 9.11.30 PM AESTAU $84 10
j.b - North Willoughby NSW21/05/2019 9.10.41 PM AESTAU $59 10
T.P - West Perth WA21/05/2019 7.26.12 PM AESTAU $9 10
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