Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

We finally had the chance to clink glasses ๐Ÿฅ‚ to celebrate our D6 results and completion of WSET Diploma! ย ๐Ÿฅณ

We decided to pop this bottle of 2009 Penfolds โ€œGrangeโ€ that weโ€™ve been holding onto for some timeโ€ฆ โฐ

Itโ€™s a 98% Shiraz and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon blend ๐Ÿ‡ made with grapes hailing from vineyards of Barossa Valley (primarily), McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate, all situated in South Australia. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

It had a medium garnet hue ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ with medium (+) intensity of layered aromas ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿป and flavors ๐Ÿ‘„ including plush and concentrated notes of red and black cherry, cassis, boysenberry, dried fig, blueberry, violet, cocoa nibs, mocha, cedar, dill, vanilla, nutmeg, anise seed, clove, licorice, mint, forest floor, tobacco, leather, peppercorn, and meat. ๐Ÿ‘€

On the palate, it was dry with medium acidity, a lusciously full body, medium (+) velvety tannins, high alcohol (14.5% ABV) and a long finish. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

It was a spectacular wine, ripe for the occasion.ย  Cheers!
โ€” 20 days ago

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@Jay Kline Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜…
Paul K

Paul K

Congratulations to you and @Deked1 on making it official! What a way to celebrate!


@Paul K Thank you so much! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ It was a delicious and fitting bottle to celebrate!! ๐ŸŽ‰


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