Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz

9.418 ratings
9.65 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
Vito Sergio Parente

Hedonism is a thing. #grange

Hedonism is a thing. #grange

May 9th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.7

The 12 "Grange" is 98 Shiraz & 2% Cabernet. On the nose, black currants, blackberries, black plum black raspberries, hints of blue fruits. Supple spices, dark roasted coffee and dry decayed red florals. Palate reveals; M+ meaty tannins, expresso, anise, black currants, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, black licorice, crushed rocks, spices intensify as it settles, violets, light tar, soft leather, dry dark florals, blueberries really shine on the mid palate & a presence of Portiness towards the end. The red fruits really don't distinguish themselves until late in the finish; poached strawberries, dark cherry, cherries. It's a great finish with perfect acidity. Photos are of the "Grange Cottage" the original owners lived in and a Penfold's decanter that's too expensive to ask the price.

The 12 "Grange" is 98 Shiraz & 2% Cabernet. On the nose, black currants, blackberries, black plum black raspberries, hints of blue fruits. Supple spices, dark roasted coffee and dry decayed red florals. Palate reveals; M+ meaty tannins, expresso, anise, black currants, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, black licorice, crushed rocks, spices intensify as it settles, violets, light tar, soft leather, dry dark florals, blueberries really shine on the mid palate & a presence of Portiness towards the end. The red fruits really don't distinguish themselves until late in the finish; poached strawberries, dark cherry, cherries. It's a great finish with perfect acidity. Photos are of the "Grange Cottage" the original owners lived in and a Penfold's decanter that's too expensive to ask the price.

Apr 19th, 2017
Adam Nelson

Fantastic as always a bit easier and ready to drink than other vintages

Fantastic as always a bit easier and ready to drink than other vintages

Jan 10th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

All Barossa and McLaren Vale fruit this year, 2% Cabernet and 17months brand new American oak. Whiffs of fine mahogany, spiced plums, blackberry, some dried fruit, mettwurst, slight florals and a lick of vanilla. Just coming into the realm of full bodied, not coming across over bearing at all. Not defined by resolute tannin it's amazingly approachable now, showing amazing balance and composure, but the tannin is there, dragging long and fine with harmonious acid. A beauty of a wine.

All Barossa and McLaren Vale fruit this year, 2% Cabernet and 17months brand new American oak. Whiffs of fine mahogany, spiced plums, blackberry, some dried fruit, mettwurst, slight florals and a lick of vanilla. Just coming into the realm of full bodied, not coming across over bearing at all. Not defined by resolute tannin it's amazingly approachable now, showing amazing balance and composure, but the tannin is there, dragging long and fine with harmonious acid. A beauty of a wine.

Dec 12th, 2016
David MacMillan

Pretty disappointing but there was some infanticide involved

Pretty disappointing but there was some infanticide involved

Nov 14th, 2019
Hao Feng

Tasted at Winery, Queenstown. A wine of great balance and elegance. Need years to develop

Tasted at Winery, Queenstown. A wine of great balance and elegance. Need years to develop

Oct 3rd, 2017
Jose Luis Betancur

Soft and velvet, time to go

Soft and velvet, time to go

Sep 6th, 2017
Alistair McKeough

Good wine but not great and with heavy handed oak treatment. Amazingly expensive .

Good wine but not great and with heavy handed oak treatment. Amazingly expensive .

Aug 15th, 2017
Nick Yungner

First timer

First timer

May 26th, 2017
Tara Rowland

So much love for the Grange. Stunner! Young but could easily drink now....

So much love for the Grange. Stunner! Young but could easily drink now....

Apr 11th, 2017