Wine By The Bottle
Current View: Shiraz Syrah
Bottle Price: $950.00
Bin: 413
Name: Penfolds Grange Shiraz
Vintage: 2008
Region: South Australia (WS:100 - Best from 2013-2040)
Varietal: Shiraz Syrah
Producer: Penfolds
Country: Australia
Rating: 100 Points-Wine Spectator; 100 Points-Wine Advocate; 98 Points-Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes: An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins noticeable but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040. 330 cases imported. –HS
Galaxy Notes: Usually a multi-district blend, South Australia. Significant Shiraz contributions from the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate; Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Robe. Primarily Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in most years (usually less than 8%). Aged 18–20 months in new American oak hogsheads (300 litres). Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavored and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines.
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