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2016 Penfolds Grange with Gift Box

2016 Penfolds Grange with Gift Box
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Limited, Iconic, Poweful.
2016 Penfolds Grange with Gift Box
$67 bottle
Multi-Regional Blend
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A little about me

Colour: Bright deepened red, iris-purple on the rim

Nose: A fusion of preserved figs, black plum, blackberry and black liquorice flirts with an aromatic elution of fish oil, anchovy, soy and sesame/nori. Nascent scents of toasted charred meats (rotisserie rib of beef?), rendered fat/marrow ... An uplifting freshness and higher notes are liberated with air – awakened scents akin to cola, Chinotto, aniseed, root beer. Camouflaged (new!) oak has to be proactively sought out, verified. Strikes a Grange stylistic bullseye, all boxes ticked.

Palate: A retronasal transfer of the aromatics listed above converge to similarly adorn the palate. Full-bodied – turbo-propelled by a V.A./formic mix, affording attaque and grip, yet respectful of balance and style. Custom-fitted with impressive density and length – all dark and black, harmonious. Oak conceded – absorbed, compliant – effortlessly merging with blue and black fruits and dark chocolate/mocha notes. Solid, malleable tannins, with an exacting acid coupling, serve to polish and elevate; no doubt soon to preserve. Energetic, focussed. Much still to reveal ...

Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2022 - 2065.


Where I'm from

The most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured 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. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

My spec

Size 750mL
Rating 99
Country Australia
Alcohol Volume 14.5%
Current Vintage 2016
Liquor Style Full Bodied Red
Brand Name Penfolds
Regions Multi-Regional Blend
Varietals Grange
Sku 16PENGRANGE01US

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