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Penfolds Grange 2001

Your Price: $499.00

Producer: Penfolds
Optimum drinking: 2020-2035
Rating: 98+ - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Shiraz 94%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Winemaker: Peter Gago
Appellation: Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Penfolds Grange is one of Australia's finest and most famous wines, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia: a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness.

Penfolds was founded by an English doctor (Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold), who began making fortified wine for his parents because of his perceived medicinal value. Penfold's ethos continued until the 1950s when Jeffrey Penfold tasked winemaker Max Schubert to cater for changing consumer tastes. Almost single-handedly Schubert lifted Australia's wine industry out of mediocrity, primarily through the revolutionary Grange Hermitage, and has arguably been the most influential figure in the modern Australian wine industry.

”…undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (and is not actual bottle for sale).
Penfolds Grange 2001