Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2008

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2008

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S$1,008.00

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"Deep purple-black in colour, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label. Drink it from 2018 to 2035+.

The Penfolds Grange is arguably Australia's most famous 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, Cabernet Sauvignon and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully ripe, intensely flavoured 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. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy. The flavour pool primarily highlights Satsuma plum conserve  alongside rhubarb, aniseed, fennel, with liqueur chocolate shyly awaiting mid-palate. There is a definite tannin structure from the oak, nevertheless this wine is balanced, firm, polished. The first sip welcomes, the second sip asserts, the third...

100 pts The Wine Advocate - FEB 2013



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