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Penfolds Grange Slightly Torn Label 1998

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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: Michael Somm
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5.00 5
06/12/2009

I'd leave my wife for more of this wine. If you have the means.....


Snooth User: nataliewan
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5.00 5
03/06/2009

I only had a few sips as four of us shared one glass, but it shook my world. So much more than what I usually think of when I imagine a Syrah- it's a new varietal in my opinion called Liquid Love.


Snooth User: christopherw
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5.00 5
03/20/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Grange Slightly Torn Label

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2010

...legendary. ..extraordinarily intense nose of creme de cassis intermixed with blueberry and floral notes. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of meat, plums, and cola also emerge. It is a seamless effort with sweet tannin, well-integrated acidity... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Penfolds Grange 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1998 - Penfolds Grange - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Very deep garnet in color, the 1998 Penfolds Grange has shut itself away into a closed stage at this time, offering a subdued core of blackberry preserves and blackcurrant cordial with nuances of smoked bacon, black olives, sandalwood and sweaty leat... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Penfolds Grange 750ml


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01/29/2009

Robert Parker: "The 1998 Grange will be legendary. A blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it tips the scales at a whopping 14.5% alcohol. The inky/purple color is followed by an extraordinarily intense nose of creme de cassis



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