Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz

9.4786 ratings
9.4248 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Crimson with a tawny rim showing its 28 years of age. Mocha, red currant loam and spice aromas. Medium weight sweet spicy notes on the palate with resolved Tannins - Seamless! Lacks the fruit power to be a great Grange - just merely Very Good, particularly for the cool growing season in 1992. More elegant than a blockbuster like 83, 86, or 91. A classy wine whichever way you cut it.

Crimson with a tawny rim showing its 28 years of age. Mocha, red currant loam and spice aromas. Medium weight sweet spicy notes on the palate with resolved Tannins - Seamless! Lacks the fruit power to be a great Grange - just merely Very Good, particularly for the cool growing season in 1992. More elegant than a blockbuster like 83, 86, or 91. A classy wine whichever way you cut it.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

The reputation is so amazing that I can't be happy with a complex spicy nose, due mainly to the oak and a palate that drops pretty drastically
Yes it is a 9.1, but I reckon it would not be worth for the effort to source it and what comes out of your pocket
Definitely disappointed

The reputation is so amazing that I can't be happy with a complex spicy nose, due mainly to the oak and a palate that drops pretty drastically
Yes it is a 9.1, but I reckon it would not be worth for the effort to source it and what comes out of your pocket
Definitely disappointed

Nov 9th, 2019
Ezekiel Hampton

Tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Incredibly complex.

Tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Incredibly complex.

Nov 7th, 2019
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.4

No big whoop

No big whoop

Oct 25th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Latest release. Very young but great potential. Deep texture and full body. Keep it in cellar for at least 5 years.

Latest release. Very young but great potential. Deep texture and full body. Keep it in cellar for at least 5 years.

Aug 29th, 2019
"Odedi"

OMG

May 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2014 Penfolds ‘Grange’ Shiraz is an absolutely stunning new wine that embodies precision, power and finesse. An ultra-ripe dense core, this 2014 Shiraz opens with intense tar, Turkish coffee, blueberry pie and sandalwood accents that round out this seductive nose. The palate is plush and inviting, showing off a downright sexy mouthfeel. This wine seamlessly glides across the mid-palate, delivering blackberry cordial, sweet pipe tobacco, anise and creme de cassis flavors that connect with the wonderfully refined tannins. Massive, yet showing a beautiful sense of elegance and place, this incredible new release will cellar marvelously for decades. Drink 2020-2045- 98

The 2014 Penfolds ‘Grange’ Shiraz is an absolutely stunning new wine that embodies precision, power and finesse. An ultra-ripe dense core, this 2014 Shiraz opens with intense tar, Turkish coffee, blueberry pie and sandalwood accents that round out this seductive nose. The palate is plush and inviting, showing off a downright sexy mouthfeel. This wine seamlessly glides across the mid-palate, delivering blackberry cordial, sweet pipe tobacco, anise and creme de cassis flavors that connect with the wonderfully refined tannins. Massive, yet showing a beautiful sense of elegance and place, this incredible new release will cellar marvelously for decades. Drink 2020-2045- 98

Apr 29th, 2019
Shawn R

Floral nose with back drop of smoke, you could smell this all day. Mouthful of Black olives, dark berries, nuances of blackberries and smoked bacon note penetrate the entire palate. Soft tannins that sail on and on...has endless years ahead of it.

Floral nose with back drop of smoke, you could smell this all day. Mouthful of Black olives, dark berries, nuances of blackberries and smoked bacon note penetrate the entire palate. Soft tannins that sail on and on...has endless years ahead of it.

Apr 12th, 2019
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