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Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Every time you taste the Penfolds flight of wines you are so impressed on therun up to tasting this icon that when you eventually get to it, you find itamazing that it blows all of its siblings out of the water when you eventuallyget to it. 2004 Grange is quite simply breathtaking. Multilayered, exotic yetclassic, totally dignified, concentrated but not in the least way blousey.Beautifully refined tannins complement a majestic pure concentration of preciseripe black fruits; it has to be tasted to be believed and I think it will beheralded as one of the finest Grange vintages ever made. (Simon Staples, BBR Sales & Marketing Director)
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Not exactly reasonably priced, so my notes from a wine tasting ($500+ a bottle if you want to buy one...). Well balanced, with tar, tobacco and other dark flavours dominating to begin with. Blackcurrant emerges with time. This is a really good well balanced wine that will become a *great* wine in 5+ years time. This is made from grapes from quite a wide region, so in some respects is the 'opposite' of the terroir-focussed single vineyard style of wine making - but still manages to be very good. Pity about the price.
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Düfte erinnern an süsse Soja und Quitte sowie Fenchel und Ingwer. Im Gaumen an dunkle Likörschokolade, gepaart mit marokkanischen Gewürzen. Die Tannine verleihen dem Wein eine eindrucksvolle Länge.
The 2004 vintage was outstanding in Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Magill, the regions where the grapes were sourced for the marvelous 2004 Grange. It contains 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays a superb nose of wood smoke, Asian spices, incense, game, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied, satin textured, with deeply layered, succulent blackberry, plum, and chocolate flavors, it has the structure and complexity to merit extended cellaring of a decade and more. The winery estimates a drinking curve of 2016 to 2050; Iandrsquo;d be a bit more conservative on the long end of the range. It will ultimately be seen as one of the great vintages of Grange.
Powerful aromas of cassis, blackberry and bitter cherry are complemented by exotic notes of smoky peat, pipe tobacco, violet oil and fresh blood. Deeply concentrated cherry skin and blackcurrant flavors are underscored by a strong mineral quality, with a sexy floral element gaining strength with air. The minerality builds on the finish, which leaves a wide swath of spice and earth notes in its wake. This wineandrsquo;s marriage of depth, spiciness, fruit, meatiness and minerality is extremely impressive.
Intensives, dunkles Rot, mit violetten Reflexen. Fruchtig-blumiger Auftakt, erinnert an Aprikose, Mandeln, Waldbeeren und Gewürze. Reiche Struktur, feine Tannine, langer Nachklang.
winemaker's notes:A blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.Dark, deep red (at 5 years of age). Enticingly fragrant, yet at once 'Grange' - elements of cola, bay-leaf, malt, Indian spices and
Though the nose on this wine is still somewhat closed, it's still remarkable. Individual notes (apart from eucalyptus and toast) aren't discernible; instead, it's an intense, penetrating sensation that fills the nose. Vanilla and coffee flavors are sumptuous foils to rich blackberries on the palate, which is muscular and plush as all get-out. Finishes long, with big but soft tannins. We can't wait to revisit it in 10-15 years, when the gems that are locked up tight now will sparkle.
A magnificent edifice of a wine, elegant and refined in structure but dripping with flavor - a virtual cascade of plum, black cherry, blackberry, anise, pepper and exotic spices that lingers on the finish; this just doesn't quit. Best after 2002.
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