Penfolds Grange



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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Al,It looks like it was more than a success.  Congratulations to Sandra, and you ya bum!What was the Penfolds? The Baby Grange?  Actually, gimme the list of wines you had.  I saw the Octagon and a St. Francis.  Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or ... Eagle from California and Penfolds Grange from Australia, among many others.Cult wines are often seen as trophy wines to be collected or as investment wine to be held rather than consumed. Because price is often seen as an indicator of quality, high prices often inc... Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • We've read the articles about aerating wine with blenders, the home remedy ... home remedy ... referenced Penfolds Grange and Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée as prime examples of the subtleties of blending – dozens of locations are used to create these masterpieces.Williams closed his article with a list of six of his favorite blends; all mixed i... Read More

    From the article Home Blending: Blasphemy, or the Better Part of Vino Valor?

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