Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz

9.4677 ratings
9.4213 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Great balance, potentially this can age long time
At now I can't see any complexity, but it is long

Great balance, potentially this can age long time
At now I can't see any complexity, but it is long

Feb 24th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Prior to opening I noticed minor ullage with level being at high shoulder. Dense dark crimson - the colour would not lead you to believe it was 27 years old. Dusty dark berries with a whiff of leather (Barb). Strong aromas of cassis and also notes of coconut American Oak which I wasn’t expecting after all these years, but it is in balance with the fruit. On the palate there is power with molten tannins. Still with a good future into the 2030s. The previous vintage 1990 was Wine Spectators wine of the Year and largely put Grange on the map in the USA. Many good judges in Australia now prefer the 1991 to the 1990 and I am inclined to agree. I have 4 left from an original dozen and should have the next in about 2 to 3 years time.

Prior to opening I noticed minor ullage with level being at high shoulder. Dense dark crimson - the colour would not lead you to believe it was 27 years old. Dusty dark berries with a whiff of leather (Barb). Strong aromas of cassis and also notes of coconut American Oak which I wasn’t expecting after all these years, but it is in balance with the fruit. On the palate there is power with molten tannins. Still with a good future into the 2030s. The previous vintage 1990 was Wine Spectators wine of the Year and largely put Grange on the map in the USA. Many good judges in Australia now prefer the 1991 to the 1990 and I am inclined to agree. I have 4 left from an original dozen and should have the next in about 2 to 3 years time.

Nov 18th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Flawless. Ripe af then earth and gd flowers. That’s all I have. Just exquisite. Doesn’t need a lot of words. Drink.

Flawless. Ripe af then earth and gd flowers. That’s all I have. Just exquisite. Doesn’t need a lot of words. Drink.

Jun 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

1992 was a lighter year for Grange giving more herbal notes than full throttle berry. Medium weight with impeccable balance as always. Trademark choc malt with Liquorice notes. Interestingly in Penfolds book they normally over estimate the cellaring potential IMO particularly for the big years but for the 1992 they say thru to 2018 which I think is about right. Always an experience drinking a Grange. PS If you have any 1992s no need to urgently drink them. I have 2 or 3 left and will probably drink them in the next year or 2. Unlike the 1990 and particularly the 1991 which will cellar for a long time yet. Penfolds say through to 2040!

1992 was a lighter year for Grange giving more herbal notes than full throttle berry. Medium weight with impeccable balance as always. Trademark choc malt with Liquorice notes. Interestingly in Penfolds book they normally over estimate the cellaring potential IMO particularly for the big years but for the 1992 they say thru to 2018 which I think is about right. Always an experience drinking a Grange. PS If you have any 1992s no need to urgently drink them. I have 2 or 3 left and will probably drink them in the next year or 2. Unlike the 1990 and particularly the 1991 which will cellar for a long time yet. Penfolds say through to 2040!

May 7th, 2018
Bob McDonald

At my 65th last November 2017 at good friends Jim and Vicci Hunter. This Grange was a big hit with Wine Spectator magazine being awarded Wine of the year in the mid 90’s. At this tasting it was showing its pedigree and doing it easily at 27 years of age back then. The oak is not as prominent as it has been. Incredible balance. 2 bottles left from the original dozen. Next in 2020.

At my 65th last November 2017 at good friends Jim and Vicci Hunter. This Grange was a big hit with Wine Spectator magazine being awarded Wine of the year in the mid 90’s. At this tasting it was showing its pedigree and doing it easily at 27 years of age back then. The oak is not as prominent as it has been. Incredible balance. 2 bottles left from the original dozen. Next in 2020.

Nov 19th, 2017
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.9

Tasting again to see ‘where it is’ since release

Tasting again to see ‘where it is’ since release

Oct 30th, 2017
Crystal Chan

Amazing red by Penfolds. Won 100 pts by renowned wine critic James Suckling for very good reason!

Amazing red by Penfolds. Won 100 pts by renowned wine critic James Suckling for very good reason!

3 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 2014
Naureen Zaim

Boom!

Boom!

3 people found it helpfulAug 6th, 2014
Mirelsa Modestti

The visual experience just doesn't get any better. The bouquet is pure poetry. Then you taste it. And just like Barbra sang... "And suddenly... nothing, nothing is the same..." It greets you with a chocolate/mint combination. But then, just when you think you have it all figured out, the peacock spreads its feathers. Beauty has a whole new meaning. Absolutely in love with this wine.

The visual experience just doesn't get any better. The bouquet is pure poetry. Then you taste it. And just like Barbra sang... "And suddenly... nothing, nothing is the same..." It greets you with a chocolate/mint combination. But then, just when you think you have it all figured out, the peacock spreads its feathers. Beauty has a whole new meaning. Absolutely in love with this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2016
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.8

Ringer for northern Rhone. Game, iodine, crazy sous bois

Ringer for northern Rhone. Game, iodine, crazy sous bois

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015