Penfolds Grange


Australia

 

Penfolds Grange, an iconic red wine produced by the Penfolds winery in Australia. It was first produced in 1951 by winemaker Max Schubert. His intention was to create a distinguished wine with elegance and longevity in Australia to rival those from fine appellations in Europe, based on the techniques he picked up in Bordeaux, France. The wine is named for “the grange,” the childhood home of Mary, wife of 19th century winery founder Christopher Penfold. Since then, the wines have won numerous gold medals and prestigious accolades, and are highly valued by collectors. Bottles from older decades dating as far back as the first ones produced in the 1950s sell for stratospheric prices. The wines were originally labeled “Penfolds Grange Hermitage” until the 1990, after the European Union ordered the “Hermitage” dropped because of the place name shared with the Rhone appellation. 
 
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  • A very good vintage of a very good wine, which has struggled somewhat in terms of image vs. it's big brother Grange, though recently it's been winning some vintage battles and this is reflected in an irregularly rising price. Have had both from several vintages over a long period of time (from back when it was called 'St. Henri Claret'), but mor... Read More

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  • Hi,    I was wandering how one goes about pricing the value of wine. I have 1/2 dozen 750ml bottles of 2010 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz that I thought I might sell.  Read More

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  • Greenock Creek is one to be careful of - the wines are often in the 16-18% alcohol rangeI have found them to be a challenge as when they are good and in balance they are excellent but too often the alcohol is too dominant and that awful hot alcoholic attribute comes throughJohn Duval is the ex Penfolds winemaker who was in charge of Grange befor... Read More

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  • The debate around ideal time to drink wine is interesting and the views are ... are ... and Super Tuscans, Penfolds Grange, and some of our top Cabernets do need 10+ to really show their straps and I am sure there is a bunch from Napa and Rioja the sameThe risks that a bottle will be in good condition are high as the age increasesHaving said ... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • This is a quartet of pretty good Aussie Cabernets09 Penfolds Bin 707 - Multi region blend predominantly SA , it is their Grange of their Cabernets.  Big Rich and Tannic when young definite caramel/vanilla overtones from American Oak.  Ages exceptionally well - definitely a 25+ year wine.  09 was OK but not not great vintage but Penfolds manage t... Read More

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  • Mostly local stuff - PG is still in early stage here and still little real ... ... ... in the worldI have a 96 Penfolds Grange and a 96 d'Yquem to drink at their joint birthday celebration on Thursday before good friday.  plus a few otherswhilst not a birthyear wine but we did have an Italian night just before christmas with an 06 Gaja Barbar... Read More

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  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

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  • Grange is very good, without a doubt, and sometimes even worth the money. But it's hardly the be all and end all of syrah.I have to agree with this. No way am I disparaging it, but when we've put it into blind tastings, it's frequently failed to live up to it's billing. In that way it's like Opus One in a sense - very good wine, even better repu... Read More

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  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on ... ... full and graceful. 2010 Penfolds Grange7% Cabernet blended in, all American oakBeautiful nose. Bold, elegant, incredible, heady flavor. Unlike most of the Syrah's tasted, green notes are all but absent from this wine, as the fruit and structure acts closer to a Bo... Read More

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