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2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox

2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox

The Penfolds Collection

2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox

Varietal
Shiraz
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
2018
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2028 – 2068
2028 – 2068
Awards
100 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
100 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
100 Points - Tony Love
99 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
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2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox
$850.00
Price
$850.00
$10,200.00
Price
$10,200.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.

“Overheard: “We’ve been waiting for this one!”
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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The Penfolds Collection

2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox

2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox
$850.00
Price
$850.00
$10,200.00
Price
$10,200.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.

Varietal
Shiraz
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
2018
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2028 – 2068
2028 – 2068
Awards
100 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
100 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
100 Points - Tony Love
99 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2018 Bin 95 Grange Shiraz in Giftbox

Colour

Radiant deep red, on rim, black core.

Nose

Instantly, an assault of piercing V.A., a portal of pulsating formics. Conveying what is then revealed via waves of lingering, layered aromatics:
• First the fruit - ripe blackberries/blackcurrant reduction, laced with spices – notably fennel and anise.
• Then a sprinkle of dark chocolate and cocoa-powder.
• Unabashed scents akin to charcoaled lamb fat, and raw wagyu carpaccio (amid caper berries) arise to authenticate shiraz DNA.
• Conceded, the presence of an ever-so-subtle yet complexing higher-tone mahogany/piano-polish/ lacquer – no doubt derived from the earth, not oak.
• A trepidant tension unfolds – youthful fruitiness wrestling an inky and dense powerhouse.

Palate

Familial flavours of a deconstructed Black Forest Cake/trifle – chocolate, custard, bright wild raspberry; redcurrant. So many other less-obvious flavour ‘distractions’ - mushroom pâté/duxelles, replete with a beefy accompaniment. Notes of sarsaparilla whirled into the mix. Also, an assortment of fresh red and black liquorice – ‘straight out of the bag’. Mouthcoating - a confluence of tannin/acidity/oak/fruit – all joyously meshed together. A convex mid-palate that generously supports upfront palate grip and a continuum of delight all the way to lengthy, lingering finish. Truly ‘alive’, Upon sitting and with air, all transforms. A second revised tasting-note, however, can definitely wait. There will be ample opportunity over the next half-century!

Vintage conditions

2018 Vintage

Near long-term winter rainfall ensured the vines reached spring with full soil moisture profiles. Elevated spring temperatures, driven by higher than usual lows, indicated an early start to the growing season. Warm and sunny weather prevailed throughout most of spring, providing optimal conditions for flowering and fruit-set. The Barossa Valley experienced a dry summer, only recording 50% of the longterm average rainfall. The region experienced 22 days of temperature greater than 35°C during summer, while to the south, McLaren Vale experienced 17 days greater than 35°C. This warm and dry pattern also prevailed in Clare Valley with only one significant rain event in early December. The hot spells slowed grape phenology, delaying harvest by a couple of weeks. Milder conditions in autumn provided optimal conditions for ripening grapes to their fullest potential. An outstanding vintage.

Grape variety
Shiraz
Shiraz
VINEYARD REGION
Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley
Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.61
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.61
Maturation
18 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new)
18 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new)

The Story of Grange

The development of Max Schubert’s Grange is a modern tale of imagination, a battle against the odds and redemption. It began with a side trip to Bordeaux in 1949, where a wine ‘capable of staying alive for a minimum of twenty years’, first entered Schubert’s mind. His first experimental vintage in 1951 began a new way of thinking that would eventually lead to a signature wine style, but not before Grange was discredited and Max Schubert forced to make the wine in secrecy.

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