Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2004
The 2004 Penfolds Grange is a continuation of the distinguished history of Penfolds Grange that began in 1951. The 2004 vintage of Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz is quite simply breathtaking and in a class of its own. The wine is brimming with sweet black fruits, liquorice, and spice that has just soaked up all the oak with ease, making it a wine to be savoured and shared on the most momentous of occasions.
A beguiling bouquet of berries, liquorice and nuts with some savoury notes. The palate is smooth and plush with fleshy blackberry, chocolate, espresso flavours, plentiful chalky tannins and savoury, vanilla oak.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Chateau Brion Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Shiraz Region South Australia Vintage 2004 Country Australia Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Penfolds
- Penfolds Grange Bin 95 2004 is an exceptional vintage of this icon
- Brimming with sweet black fruits and spice, it is breathtakingly good
- Penfolds Grange Bin 95 2004 is a wine for momentous events
Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.com.au
Vintage 2004 - Spectacular shiraz. Perfect structure, depth and length. Clearly and categorically in the upper echelon of the world's red wine. Grange isn't always the best wine in the land in any given year, but with this year's release it is. Crushed ants, blood plums, espresso, earth, malt, Asian spice, bay leaf, black tea, pan juices. Tannins cut, crush and mould the wine in the most positive of manners. An incredible modern Grange, destined for greatness. Massive fragrance. Much like the fabulous 1996 model, though the oak on this one is better integrated than it was with the 1996 as a young wine. Subtle, smoky, barrel ferment characters, too. If you are ever going to buy a new-release Grange, this is the one. It's a fifty-year wine.
Rob Geddes MW, TheGoldBook.com.au
Vintage 2004 - Penfolds is the most recognised name in Australian wines, offering a ton of affordable styles, yet Grange fascinates drinkers as Mount Everest does climbers. The style has undergone evolutionary changes from its initial launch in the Max Schubert years when it was a big, slightly extracted sweet-fruited wine that developed a lot of chocolaty secondary flavours. During the mid 1970s under Don Ditter, the wines gained freshness while still in the traditional Penfolds background extract and big rich chocolaty styles. Changes between 1981 and 1986 with Daryl Groom and John Duval saw the big, sweet fruit style rapidly gain additional freshness and varietal purity with the tannins becoming finer compared to the previous decades and adopting a more modern style, leaving some of the old fashioned Penfolds? family oak and tannins behind. Under Peter Gago striving for freshness within the template has continued.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2004 - Saturated purple-crimson colour; has an amazing depth to the bouquet, oak and black fruits already seamlessly woven; the longer you spend inhaling the aromas, the more you learn about the wine within, in much the same way as a Grand Cru red burgundy. The palate delivers all that the bouquet promises, and then some; it has absolutely perfect proportions to the river of flavours running through blackberry, Satsuma plum, licorice and spice; the tannins are quite active, but totally balanced and ripe.
Jeremy Oliver, jeremyoliver.com
Vintage 2004 - This most anticipated Grange is on the one hand a truly exceptional shiraz, but on the other is a genuine departure from Grange’s typical style. It’s powerful, layered and bruising to be sure, but there’s nothing heavy, clunky or over the top about it. In fact, it’s remarkably elegant and balanced – a heady, deep and alluring wine whose deep violet-like aromas and wild, brambly flavours of cassis, blackberries, redcurrants and blueberries simply soak up its finely integrated sweet oak. Saturated with fruit, it’s long, velvet-like and sumptuous; underpinned by fine, tight and drying tannins before finishing long, savoury and mineral, with lingering nuances of licorice, cloves, bay leaf, anise and cola. Spectacular.
Robert Parker, robertparker.com
Vintage 2004 - 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