Lot 289

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2004 (1) 99 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 (1) 92 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE 2000 (1) 93 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE 2002 (1) 98+ WA


PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2004 (1) SOUTH AUSTRALIA. PAPER NOTES ON BOTTLE THE 2004 VINTAGE WAS OUTSTANDING IN BAROSSA, MCLAREN VALE, AND MAGILL, THE REGIONS WHERE THE GRAPES WERE SOURCED FOR THE MARVELOUS 2004 GRANGE. IT CONTAINS 4% CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND WAS AGED FOR 16 MONTHS IN 100% NEW AMERICAN OAK HOGSHEADS. A GLASS-COATING OPAQUE PURPLE COLOR, IT DISPLAYS A SUPERB NOSE OF WOOD SMOKE, ASIAN SPICES, INCENSE, GAME, BLUEBERRY, AND BLACKBERRY LIQUEUR. MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED, SATIN TEXTURED, WITH DEEPLY LAYERED, SUCCULENT BLACKBERRY, PLUM, AND CHOCOLATE FLAVORS, IT HAS THE STRUCTURE AND COMPLEXITY TO MERIT EXTENDED CELLARING OF A DECADE AND MORE. THE WINERY ESTIMATES A DRINKING CURVE OF 2016 TO 2050; I'D BE A BIT MORE CONSERVATIVE ON THE LONG END OF THE RANGE. IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE SEEN AS ONE OF THE GREAT VINTAGES OF GRANGE. DECEMBER 2009 99 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 (1) SOUTH AUSTRALIA. PAPER NOTES ON BOTTLE 92 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE 2000 (1) SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 93 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE 2002 (1) SOUTH AUSTRALIA. LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS AUSTRALIA’S MOST FAMOUS WINE, THE 2002 SHIRAZ “GRANGE”. THE 2002 VERSION WAS SOURCED FROM 77.5% BAROSSA VALLEY AND 22.5% FROM MCLAREN VALE. INCLUDED IN THE BLEND IS 1.5% CABERNET SAUVIGNON. IT SPENT 17 MONTHS IN 100% NEW AMERICAN OAK. OPAQUE PURPLE, IT GIVES OFF AN ETHEREAL BOUQUET OF VIOLETS, SADDLE LEATHER, BLUEBERRY, BLACKBERRY, PENCIL LEAD, AND CHOCOLATE. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A FULL-BODIED WINE WITH TREMENDOUS CONCENTRATION, MULTIPLE LAYERS OF FLAVOR, RIPE TANNINS, AND GREAT BALANCE. THICK AND RICH, WITH A 60-SECOND FINISH, IT WILL SLOWLY BLOSSOM OVER THE NEXT 15-20 YEARS AND PROVIDE PLEASURE THROUGH 2050. IT IS A LEGEND IN THE MAKING! OCTOBER 2007 98+ WA 4 BTS. PER LOT $1,700 - $2,100




Price Realised: $3366



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