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Penfolds Grange Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label 1995

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape variety Shiraz (Syrah) Maturation 12 months in new (22%) and used (78%) French and American oak. Wine Analysis A lc/Vol: 14.50% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.63 Food Matches I deally suited to Beef, Lamb, Pasta Colour A ttractive, deep red with purple hues. Nose A richly fragrant aroma of dark stone fruits and chocolate, with exotic spices and pepper notes integrating with an attractive vanilla bean character of background oak. Palate A generously flavoured wine with lively red plum fruits and blackberry notes set against a fabric of ripe, rounded tannins and underlying savoury oak. A contemporary fruit-driven style with excellent depth and length reflecting the quality of the vintage. Drinking now but fully capable of supporting additional cellaring.

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: corksucker
5207099
2.00 5
07/12/2010

Bottle opened July 2010. Maybe could have done with another 5 to 10 years in the bottle. Tannin grabs your tongue and shakes your head. Disappointing.


Snooth User: drdaveca
1415528
5.00 5
03/19/2009

Five glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/07/2011

Saturated deep ruby. Deep, superripe aromas of candied raspberry, game, coffee, woodsmoke, scotch and clove. Silky, lush and expansive on the palate; concentrated flavors are sweet and minerally, and nicely framed by a crunchy note of bittersweet ber... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1995 Penfolds Grange 750ml



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Grape variety Shiraz (Syrah) Maturation 12 months in new (22%) and used (78%) French and American oak. Wine Analysis A lc/Vol: 14.50% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.63 Food Matches I deally suited to Beef, Lamb, Pasta Colour A ttractive, deep red with purple hues. Nose A richly fragrant aroma of dark stone fruits and chocolate, with exotic spices and pepper notes integrating with an attractive vanilla bean character of background oak. Palate A generously flavoured wine with lively red plum fruits and blackberry notes set against a fabric of ripe, rounded tannins and underlying savoury oak. A contemporary fruit-driven style with excellent depth and length reflecting the quality of the vintage. Drinking now but fully capable of supporting additional cellaring.

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