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Penfolds Grange Case of 6 Bottles 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate*Wine Advocate rated: 100 pts.**Wine Spectator rated: 100 pts.*

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

External Reviews for Penfolds Grange Case of 6 Bottles

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/28/2014

An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins noticeable but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Undurchdringlicher, dunkel-violetter Kern. Sofort ein kräftiger Anflug von Sojasauce und roter Lakritze in die Nase, umgeben von etwas Tee und mineralische Noten. Darunter verstecken sich Noten von Nussschalen, Gerberlohe und saftige Aromen von reifen Feigen und Zwetschgen. Mit etwas Luft steigen Blaubeeren und etwas Mokka in die Nase, die Eiche steht im Hintergrund dieser gewaltigen Aromatik (trotz 100% neuem Holz!). Vom ersten Auftakt bis zum Abgang wird der Gaumen einem Angriff der Aromen ausgesetzt - beginnend mit einem Strom aus Malz und Schokoladenpudding, gefolgt von Fruchtkonfit aus Brombeeren und Holunderbeeren. Die Tannine sind noch ungestüm und der 9%ige Anteil an Trauben aus dem Clare Valley sorgt für einen extra-Schub an Extrakt und Dichte.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/01/2011

Kristallklares, blasses Strohgelb mit grünen Reflexen. Bouquet von mittlerer Intensität mit komplexen Aromen von getrockneten Früchten, Mandeln und frischem Obst (Aprikosen, Mango, Ananas). Diese typischen Rebsortenaromen werden ergänzt durch die Aromen der Lagerung auf der Feinhefe und unterlegt von einer leicht mineralischen Note (Schiesspulver). Weicher, vollmundiger Wein, bei dem sich die Frucht- und Rebsortenaromen im Gaumen bestätigen. Der lange Abgang ist geprägt von einer erfrischenden Säure und Aromen von süssen Gewürzen (Zimt, Vanille).


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/13/2013

Ausgewogen und gut zugänglich, frisch und straff. Ein Struktur-und Texturkontinuum,kein Anfang und kein Ende, keine Lücken. Aromen von Datteln, gerösteten Nüssen und frisch gebackenem Kuchen. Die Eiche ist allgegenwärtig, doch weder vorstehend noch protzig - vollständig eingebunden. Die Tannine sind nicht aggressiv sondern stützen die Aromen. 21 Monate im Fass -und drei Jahre Flaschenreife haben das strukturelle Grange Paket geformt.



"Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate*Wine Advocate rated: 100 pts.**Wine Spectator rated: 100 pts.*

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