2016 Grange, Penfolds, South Australia

Grange is arguably Australia's most famous wine, and in this vintage you can see why. It has wonderful aromas of vanilla, toast and coconut, complimenting the rich, powerful dark fruit flavours. There's a hint of umami, enhanced by a background of herbs and spices, and firm, mouthcoating tannins. The plush fruit comes to the forefront on the finish, leaving a footprint that lasts for minutes.

Critic score
98/100
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Bottle
From a client
2 available
£416.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
    97% Shiraz/Syrah
    3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2016 Grange, Penfolds, South Australia

TASTING NOTES

A blend of 97% shiraz and 3% cabernet sauvignon from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate. This is a very intense Grange with such rich black-fruit, tar and coal-smoke aromas together with iodine and black-olive notes and an array of wild dark herbs. Almost impenetrable dark plums and licorice, as well as bacon fat. The palate has such seamless delivery of intense blackberry and plum flavors with some redder tones emerging, too. The power here is countered by such freshness and an almost elegant feel. This has such impressive, vibrant, long and seamless fruit power. Really is exceptionally complete, but tight, needs time to open. Very enjoyable now, but better after 2023.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (July 2020)
98/100

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