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Penfolds Bin 95 Grange 

 

2012 Penfolds Grange    "Dense, expansive, rich and voluminous. All in perfect symmetry. A transcendent and powerfully expressive Grange harking back to Max Schubert s original blueprint. Its aromatic complexity, generosity and suppleness is reminiscent of the early 1960s. This has to be in the pantheon of all-time great vintages" - Andrew Caillard MW, 100 points; "This vintage was destined to be one of the greatest Granges. In the flesh it is majestically complex, superbly focused and intense, and wondrously balanced. It has every black fruit flavour known to man or woman, and will become more magical with each passing decade" - James Halliday, 99 points & Top 100 Wines of 2016; "2012 represents an iteration that unites brooding presence with an epic core of structure. The signature crushed ant and coal dust complexity that define Grange ride over a deep core of black plum and blackberry fruit heralded by a dark, vibrant purple hue" - Tyson Stelzer, 98 points; "The palate is full-bodied but it's not a blockbuster. Soft and fleshy, smooth and supple, already showing a glimpse of the excitement and fascination that will follow in its maturity... The components are all in great harmony so that no one feature stands out. The wine's balance and seamlessness are impressive. I sense this could be a top-level Grange, and may score another point when it's mature" - Huon Hooke, 98 points  $850.00 per bottle

2010 Penfolds Grange    In the context of recent tastings of many of the greatest vintages, 2010 attains new heights in its depth of black fruit presence and its structural assuredness. I adore 2008 Grange and, tasting them together, 2010 is even deeper and more vibrant, exuding another dimension of distinguished grace, precision, concentration, scaffolded structure and seamless, enduring persistence. There is a coiled reticence to the bouquet, skirting black plum, liquorice and dark chocolate, opening into breathtaking violet fragrance. The palate is unyielding, yet immensely structured. Magnificently voluptuous, yet elegantly coiled and bright. Silky and irresistible, yet untouchable and enduring. Tannins are a revelation, with a finesse and a chalk-fine texture impossible for such a resilient and powerful frame. Penfolds Grange 2010 is definitively on a plane of its own: the greatest young Australian wine I have ever tasted" - Tyson Stelzer, 100 points; "Only a great Burgundy could have more nuances defined each time you revert to the bouquet. You could lose yourself, Narcissus-like, looking endlessly into the reflection of the palate; for all its power, there is not a hair out of place, the tannins outstanding. There is not the slightest question this will be one of the greatest Granges in the pantheon of '52, '55, '71, '96 and '06" - James Halliday, 99 points  $785.00 per bottle

2009 Penfolds Grange    James Halliday, 97 points; Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (eRobertParker.com), 97 points; Tyson Stelzer, 96 points  $725.00 per bottle

2007 Penfolds Grange    "Exudes power and authority; the bouquet is already complex, the American oak making an impact in its youth, the palate with multiple layers of mainly black fruits" - James Halliday, 95 points; "A tightly wound wine, needs to open and reveal more. One of the true keepers though. Incredible focus and length, but a wine in stasis" - Mike Bennie, 94+ points"; Campbell Mattinson - 94 points  $650.00 per bottle

2006 Penfolds Grange    "2006 takes the energy and vitality of 2002 and the opulence and stamina of 2004 and finds a middle ground, in a ravishing state of contentedness... A marvel of flavour engineering, throbbing with satsuma plum... Seamless, impeccably refined tannins rise like a tsunam... has ascended to the lineage of legends" - Tyson Stelzer, 99 points; Strikingly complex array of black characters... an extremely powerful Grange. Great future" - James Halliday, 98 points; "Holy cow Batman - this is one hell of a wine! ... A show-stopper!" Nick Stock, 98 points; "It's quite delicious, and yet there's no question that it's powerfully wrought... Impeccable winemaking, pure fruit, clasps of uncompromising tannin, smokin' barrels, and thrust. It will live for a very long time" - The Wine Front, 97 points; "An outstanding wine. Elegant and beautifully balanced, it comes from an excellent vintage and will take its place in the top rank of Granges" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "One of the most balanced expressions of South Australian shiraz you could imagine, but clearly, its best years are yet to come" - Chris Plummer, 97 points; "A profound and complete offer - akin to a mix of the 2002 and 2004 Grange vintages… Very Grange!" - Peter Gago  $725.00 per bottle

2005 Penfolds Grange    "oh my goodness, is there some complexity tucked into its crevasses! ... there is no question that this is a great vintage for Grange, as exuberant and expressive as any young Grange I have seen... A Grange that is both seductive and brooding" - Tyson Stelzer, 97 points; "It's beautiful... the balance of this 2005 is brilliant. So too is the dark fruit power motoring through the finish... It does the Grange name proud" - The Wine Front, 95 points  $650.00 per bottle

2002 Penfolds Grange    "It is a legend in the making" - The Wine Advocate, 98 points; Jeremy Oliver - 97 points; "Destined to become recognised as one of the great Granges" - James Halliday, 97 points; The Wine Front - 96 points  $725.00 per bottle

2001 Penfolds Grange     Robert Parker - 98 points; Tim White - 97(98) points; Nick Stock 96 points; James Halliday  96 points; The Wine Front - 95 points; Jeremy Oliver - 95 points  $650.00 per bottle

1999 Penfolds Grange   Andrew Caillard MW 100 points; Jeremy Oliver - 96 points; The Wine Front - 96 points; James Halliday  95 points $675.00 per bottle

1998 Penfolds Grange   Robert Parker 99 points; The Wine Front - 98 points; Jeremy Oliver - 97 points; James Halliday - 97 points  $845.00 per bottle

1997 Penfolds Grange    Jeremy Oliver, 95 points; James Halliday - 94 points  $595.00 per bottle

1996 Penfolds Grange   Jeremy Oliver - 98 points; The Wine Front - 98 points; Wine Spectator - 97 points; James Halliday  97 points  $695.00 per bottle

1995 Penfolds Grange   Jeremy Oliver - 95 points; James Halliday  95 points  $650.00 per bottle

1992 Penfolds Grange   James Halliday  96 points  $650.00 per bottle

1991 Penfolds Grange   "Classic, exemplary Grange... A deeply concentrated yet incredibly stylish, long and perfectly weighted palate is framed by firm, fine tannins. Exceptional balance and harmony" - Jeremy Oliver, 96 points; ". The palate is as complex and structured as the bouquet promises; the tannins pick up early but are not overly aggressive, and run through a wine showing the full gamut of ripe, old vine Shiraz flavours" - James Halliday, 96 points;    $750.00 per bottle

1990 Penfolds Grange   "Destined to be one of the greatest Granges... The iron fist in a velvet glove" - James Halliday, 97 points; "Smooth and silky, long and fine... Wonderfully long, slow to develop, and just beginning to reveal its genuine potential and surprising elegance" - Jeremy Oliver, 975 points    $860.00 per bottle

1988 Penfolds Grange      $690.00 per bottle

1986 Penfolds Grange   Robert Parker 99 points; The Wine Front - 98 points; "Deserves a sixth star" - James Halliday; Jeremy Oliver - 95 points   $895.00 per bottle

1982 Penfolds Grange   "The wine is gorgeously opulent and impossible to resist" - Robert Parker, 95 points   $695.00 per bottle

2006 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   "2006 takes the energy and vitality of 2002 and the opulence and stamina of 2004 and finds a middle ground, in a ravishing state of contentedness... A marvel of flavour engineering, throbbing with satsuma plum... Seamless, impeccably refined tannins rise like a tsunam... has ascended to the lineage of legends" - Tyson Stelzer, 99 points; Strikingly complex array of black characters... an extremely powerful Grange. Great future" - James Halliday, 98 points; "Holy cow Batman - this is one hell of a wine! ... A show-stopper!" Nick Stock, 98 points; "It's quite delicious, and yet there's no question that it's powerfully wrought... Impeccable winemaking, pure fruit, clasps of uncompromising tannin, smokin' barrels, and thrust. It will live for a very long time" - The Wine Front, 97 points; "An outstanding wine. Elegant and beautifully balanced, it comes from an excellent vintage and will take its place in the top rank of Granges" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "One of the most balanced expressions of South Australian shiraz you could imagine, but clearly, its best years are yet to come" - Chris Plummer, 97 points; "A profound and complete offer - akin to a mix of the 2002 and 2004 Grange vintages… Very Grange!" - Peter Gago $1595.00 per bottle

2005 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   "oh my goodness, is there some complexity tucked into its crevasses! ... there is no question that this is a great vintage for Grange, as exuberant and expressive as any young Grange I have seen... A Grange that is both seductive and brooding" - Tyson Stelzer, 97 points; "It's beautiful... the balance of this 2005 is brilliant. So too is the dark fruit power motoring through the finish... It does the Grange name proud" - The Wine Front, 95 points $1630.00 per bottle

2004 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   "It tastes spectacular. Perfect structure, depth and length... If you are ever going to buy a new-release Grange, this is the one. It's a fifty-year wine" - The Wine Front, 99 points (THE HIGHEST SCORE IN THE WINE FRONT'S SEVEN YEAR HISTORY); "A truly exceptional shiraz... Spectacular" - Jeremy Oliver, 98 points $1695.00 per bottle

1999 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   Andrew Caillard MW 100 points; Jeremy Oliver - 96 points; The Wine Front - 96 points; James Halliday  95 points $1550.00 per bottle

1998 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   Robert Parker 99 points; The Wine Front - 98 points; Jeremy Oliver - 97 points; James Halliday - 97 points  $2250.00 per bottle

1996 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)  Jeremy Oliver - 98 points; The Wine Front - 98 points; Wine Spectator - 97 points; James Halliday  97 points  $1995.00 per bottle

1995 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   Jeremy Oliver - 95 points; James Halliday  95 points  $1695.00 per bottle

1991 Penfolds Grange (1500ml)   Jeremy Oliver - 97 points; The Wine Front - 97 points; James Halliday  96 points  $1750.00 per bottle