"The nose of the 2015 Grange features the wine's characteristic lifted aromas, joined by pronounced American oak influence and bold blackberry fruit, plus hints of red meat, raspberries, asphalt and vanilla. It's dense and concentrated on the palate, full-bodied yet balanced and firm, with a rich, velvety texture and long, plush finish. Don't expect great complexity at this stage—it's much too young to show much more than the primary fruit and oak elements—but this is a Grange that should easily go three or four decades."
(Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com)
"Much anticipated vintage for Grange and it is a powerhouse of concentration and complexity. Aromas of orange and lemon peel to start. then graphite. blackberries. plum paste. black cherries. boundless sweet oak spice. fresh cedar. tar. mahogany. roasted coffee and chocolate - the list goes on. Such complexity. Classic Grange. offering such deep. dark intensity. The palate has immense richness and depth with a super succulent and very long. fleshy. deeply weighted array of dense. velvet-wrapped tannins that run so long. The fruit flavors sit in the blackberry. blood-plum and blueberry zone with succulent. long and assertive structure. carrying through in an utterly seamless mode. The finish is tightly wrenched. in spectacularly powerful style. locking this wine in for a very long haul. Best from 2030."
(James Suckling, jamessuckling.com)
Grange is both Penfolds and 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 and the soils and climate of South Australia.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe and intensely-flavoured Shiraz and some Cabernet grapes in combination with new American oak. 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.
This has been worth the wait. A complete wine, the description of which is not subservient to words - surely a good sign. The wine is at the other end of the Grange spectral offer to its predecessor, the 2001, purely as a result of two very different climatic vintages.
|Anbauregion:||Barossa Valley McLaren Vale|
|Flaschengröße:||75 cl - Bouteille, Normalflasche|
|Typ:||Rotwein Rotwein trocken|
|Rebsorte:||99% Shiraz und 1% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Ausbau:||17 Monate in 100% neuen französischen Barriques, anschließend 24-30 Monate Flaschenreife|
|Boden:||sandiger Lehm und Sandstein|
|Alkoholgehalt:||14,5 % vol|
|Bewertung James Suckling:||100/100|
|Bewertung Daniel Nussbaum:||98+/100|
|Importeur:||Treasury Wine Estates EMEA, Limited Regal House 70, London Road, Twickenham Middlesex TW1 3QS, England|
|Abgefüllt von:||Tanunda Road Penfolds, Nurioopta, South Australia 5355, Australia|