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2018 Penfolds Grange

2018 Penfolds Grange

The Penfolds Collection

2018 Penfolds Grange

The most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

Varietal
Shiraz
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
2018
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
100 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
99 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
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2018 Penfolds Grange
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$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 Penfolds Grange

The most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

2018 Penfolds Grange
Air Shipping Included
$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
Awards
100 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
99 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2018 Penfolds Grange

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!

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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