2015 Grange, Penfolds, South Australia

Predominantly Shiraz with a splash of Cabernet, this shows beautiful, soft, dark fruits on the nose. Some oak is present but not overpowering and there's a savoury note accompanied by vanilla and asian spices. A wonderful example of Grange.

Critic score
99/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£416.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£2,500.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Australia
  • Grape
    98% Shiraz/Syrah
    2% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2015 Grange, Penfolds, South Australia

TASTING NOTES

The nose of the 2015 Grange features the wine's characteristic lifted aromas, joined by pronounced American oak influence and bold blackberry fruit, plus hints of red meat, raspberries, asphalt and vanilla. It's dense and concentrated on the palate, full-bodied yet balanced and firm, with a rich, velvety texture and long, plush finish. Don't expect great complexity at this stage—it's much too young to show much more than the primary fruit and oak elements—but this is a Grange that should easily go three or four decades.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (August 2019)
98+/100

Much anticipated vintage for Grange and it is a powerhouse of concentration and complexity. Aromas of orange and lemon peel to start, then graphite, blackberries, plum paste, black cherries, boundless sweet oak spice, fresh cedar, tar, mahogany, roasted coffee and chocolate - the list goes on. Such complexity. Classic Grange, offering such deep, dark intensity. The palate has immense richness and depth with a super succulent and very long, fleshy, deeply weighted array of dense, velvet-wrapped tannins that run so long. The fruit flavors sit in the blackberry, blood-plum and blueberry zone with succulent, long and assertive structure, carrying through in an utterly seamless mode. The finish is tightly wrenched, in spectacularly powerful style, locking this wine in for a very long haul.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (July 2019)
100/100

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