Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz

9.417 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
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
Conrad Green

A cooler nose, spice, pepper, a plummy, bloody nose. Rounded and balanced. Quiet cool, poised and contained. Long and lovely.

A cooler nose, spice, pepper, a plummy, bloody nose. Rounded and balanced. Quiet cool, poised and contained. Long and lovely.

Jun 13th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.2

Still pure and not ready. Such a sleeper after the 90 vintage.

Still pure and not ready. Such a sleeper after the 90 vintage.

Mar 18th, 2015
Lewis Chester

1991 vintage. Tasting with Peter Gago at Magill Estate. Not great. Soy sauce, slightly tired and fruit fading. On the palate, drying on finish. Bit of a limp finish. Was expecting so much more. Could have been a bad bottle.

1991 vintage. Tasting with Peter Gago at Magill Estate. Not great. Soy sauce, slightly tired and fruit fading. On the palate, drying on finish. Bit of a limp finish. Was expecting so much more. Could have been a bad bottle.

Mar 15th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Vibrant young deep crimson colour- could be 10 years old. Still has the Penfolds Choc/Malt/Berry DNA with notes of a dusty chest of drawers. Palate is surprisingly of medium intensity where Grange usually has more power than this. Berry fruits developing savoury leathery notes - had riper berry characteristics earlier in its life. The nose is a beauty but in the taste off with the Hill of Grace 1991 I will call it a draw.

Vibrant young deep crimson colour- could be 10 years old. Still has the Penfolds Choc/Malt/Berry DNA with notes of a dusty chest of drawers. Palate is surprisingly of medium intensity where Grange usually has more power than this. Berry fruits developing savoury leathery notes - had riper berry characteristics earlier in its life. The nose is a beauty but in the taste off with the Hill of Grace 1991 I will call it a draw.

Jan 9th, 2017
Georgina McDonald

Good. Medium to full body. Settled fireplace ashes, cocoa, crushed Autumn leaves and sage on the nose. Slightly grippy tannins at the front of the palate that could extend flavor profile through cellaring. Flavors of berries and plums that are not missed.

Good. Medium to full body. Settled fireplace ashes, cocoa, crushed Autumn leaves and sage on the nose. Slightly grippy tannins at the front of the palate that could extend flavor profile through cellaring. Flavors of berries and plums that are not missed.

Jan 9th, 2017
S V
9.3

Classic Penfold's, with menthol, eucalyptus, and firmly integrated tannins

Classic Penfold's, with menthol, eucalyptus, and firmly integrated tannins

Jun 1st, 2015
Bob McDonald

The 1991 vintage. Good Penfolds Choc Malt. Aromatic. Rich to medium palate. No doubt it is Penfolds but astringency at finish. "Rewards" says to 2040. Personally I would not want to wait that long. 18-

The 1991 vintage. Good Penfolds Choc Malt. Aromatic. Rich to medium palate. No doubt it is Penfolds but astringency at finish. "Rewards" says to 2040. Personally I would not want to wait that long. 18-

Mar 3rd, 2015
Grant Dingwall

Grant had this 3 years ago

Grant had this 3 years ago

Jun 20th, 2017
Antoine Amiot-Servelle

Production Domaine Amiot-Servelle

9.4

Antoine had this 5 years ago

Antoine had this 5 years ago

Jun 28th, 2015