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Penfolds Grange Penfolds Winery Bottle Size 5 In Stock 1999

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Introduction From humble beginnings in the 1950s, Grange has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over four 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. Wine Spectator magazine named the 1990 vintage Grange 'The Best Red Wine in the World'. This accolade has sent the price of both the '90 and subsequent vintage releases soaring at auction. 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.

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 Penfolds Winery Bottle Size 5 In Stock

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/20/2010

The 1999 Grange does not come close to such great Granges as the 1998, 1996, 1991, and 1990. Dense ruby/purple to the edge, with a bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and floral-like aromas, and medium to full body, the 1999 has an acid punch, but a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1999 Penfolds Grange 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Dense ruby/purple to the edge, with a bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and floral-like aromas, and medium to full body, the 1999 has an acid punch but also tremendous layers of fruit and extract. Not massive, but elegant and nicely layered, it requires another 2ndash;3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12ndash;15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Not quite as broad and generous as riper vintages, but tremendously classy, offering smoky, earthy blackberry, plum and currant flavors that compete effectively against cedary oak on the long finish. The flavors gain with each sip, fanning out impressively. Itrsquo;s tight now, but it could age beautifully. Best after 2009.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Grange is often all power in its youth, and this latest release offers all the tension and searing grandeur you could expet from Penfoldsrsquo; most sought-after red. Itrsquo;s not yet expressive, locked in tannins that cover the fruit expression with dark-roast coffee scents of oak. But the tension around the fruit does begin to release a deep chocolate cherry flavor that remains subdued; that flavor will blossom with age, as this appear poised for three decades of development. A classic vintage, and the first 100-percent shiraz Grange since 1963.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 94 Points RP: 92 Points ST: 91 Points


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Smooth and seductive, this delivers a full-throated chorus of currant, plum, blackberry and spice flavors, hinting at coffee and cardamom as the finish floats and sails easily over a bed of polished, refined tannins. A touch of black olive balances nicely against it all. Beautifully structured, expressive and very long. Best from 2012 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A classic Grange, this rsquo;98 is recognizable for the vastness of its flavor, for the inimitable balance of explosive elegance. The lithe, potent, athletic build is right there when the bottle is first opened, and the power of the wine just continues to expand. The deep well of old-vine fruit is black, faceted with fig and date maturity, slowly fading into the flavor of the soil. Or is it the texture of the soil, gripping and fresh, as the wine turns and turns again, showing provocative glints and glimpses of black? Hold onto this wine, as it will need a decade to show itself and two to show its best.


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Introduction From humble beginnings in the 1950s, Grange has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over four 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. Wine Spectator magazine named the 1990 vintage Grange 'The Best Red Wine in the World'. This accolade has sent the price of both the '90 and subsequent vintage releases soaring at auction. 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.

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