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Penfolds Grange 750m 1996

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Deep, dark and dense, retaining bright purple hues. The nose is immediately Grange, revealing barrel ferment complexities soaked in dark berried fruits. Vibrant, youthful and lifted, a mix of tightly packed liquorice, freshly tanned leather and dark spices create a poised, controlled and distinctive wine.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
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5.00 5
11/11/2010

I have tried this wine on 5 occasions now the latest being in August 2010. The wine is now beginning to evolve into what a very good vintage Grange should. The very dark black current fruit with the strong vanilla overtones from the American Oak is now integrating into a beautiful rich chocolate/coffee flavour following a chestnut and cigar box nose 15 yo wine. The evidence of some fruit sweetness is still evident on the front palate, but the flavour profile of the chocolate/coffee just wants to swirl in your mouth before dissappearing down the back of the throat. This wine shows no hints of overripe fruit and the tannins have integrated seemlessly to produce exactly the style of wine that Grange is.


Snooth User: Birk321
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4.00 5
09/13/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Grange 750m

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1996 - Penfolds Grange - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Mächtiger Beerengeschmack mit Blaubeeren im Kern. Exzellente Länge und Persistenz.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

This dark purple-colored wine exhibits notes of sweet plum, blackberry, and cassis intermixed with some licorice, chocolate, and espresso. It is a blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon that tips the scales at 14+% alcohol. The wine is layered... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1996 Penfolds Grange 750ml



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Deep, dark and dense, retaining bright purple hues. The nose is immediately Grange, revealing barrel ferment complexities soaked in dark berried fruits. Vibrant, youthful and lifted, a mix of tightly packed liquorice, freshly tanned leather and dark spices create a poised, controlled and distinctive wine.

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