Penfolds Grange 2005 ($700)
From the first sniff you know you are into Grange. The stamp is indelible. Rich luxurious smells of dark plum, earth, spice and liquorice with fresh roasted coffee and mocha infusion. The palate is typically powerful and intense with deep liqueur-like fruit coating the mix of dark plum, liquorice and earthy dark chocolate. Plenty of typical robust tannins and that deep core of American oak provide structure and lift.