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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Masters of Wine - Syrah Panel...

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 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?

  • Among the vast litany of troubles for the world's billionaire's lies ... and Australia's powerful Penfolds Grange.The crowd was quite enthusiastic, Hayes wrote, offering boisterous replies to Oldman's questions and, when Oldman asked what the best time for drinking Champagne is, they let out a raucous, “Always!” A photo from the event explains... Read More

    From the article Drink Like You're Worth a Billion Bucks

  • EM - That Pinot Noir looks very nice.  I shall look for a bottle out here ... an Australian (John Duval of Penfolds Grange fame) and some Chileans. The name is the old word for when all the continents were together. Very clever.  I was expecting more of an Australian Shiraz but this tasted much more of a Northern Rhone Syrah.  Nose of blueberr... Read More

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  • Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2010


    Wishlist... My thoughts.. With Penfolds Grange 2010 grabbing a 100pt. and 99 and 100 and 98 for me it's a no brainer buy 2010 Barossa Glaetzer Amon Ra. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Dubai International Airport is now home to a prestigious collection of ... of ... of Australia's legendary Penfolds Grange Shiraz. Released this past week, the collection is available at fine wine dealer Le Clos. The collection is sold as one lot and contains at least one bottle for every vintage in the past 60 years and includes 61 bottles in... Read More

    From the article Rare Collection of Grange Available at Dubai Airport

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