2008 Penfolds Grange

Retail
$850.00
Vendimia
$650.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Cabernet
Vintage
2008
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Magill
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Awards

Title
Gold - 99 Points
Year
2017
Event
James Halliday Wine Companion
Description

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Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multidistrict blending philosophy.

Eyes

Deep blood-red, dense core.

Nose

Very Penfolds, very Barossa, very Grange!
Scents, now five years in the making, weave their charm - this aromatic quilt's first-noted brightest colours are panaforte, fig and quince paste alongside cured/smoked meats. Its fabric is meshed with spice - cinnamon, vanillin pod, nutmeg and black pepper - tempered by teppanyaki sauces, amaretto/almond. A dark thread connects - black liquorice, olive and fresh Arabica coffee-bean and soy. Background nutty oak (Brazil nut) beneath, yet barely noticed.

Mouth

Freshness and balance are welcomed, yet confuse... a few sips remind of the oft-used reference 'iron fist in a velvet glove'. All is not as it seems!
Firm throughout and across palate - reverent tannins and oak convey & propel flavours of slow-roasted lamb (avec jus), dark chocolate, cola, maraschino, with a menthol/rosemary lift to finish. Alluringly, a plush satin/cashmere mouthfeel compounds the initial confusion - accessible, yet poised to evolve and complex over many decades.

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