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Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2012
Sometimes tasting notes such as these are difficult to articulate. Not this time. Channelling the 2010 Grange - an unfolding kaleidoscopic vinous mosaic of charm, allure, character and cerebral reward. Can't quite remember when or where... and probably not about a wine, but recently scribed: Luxury that treads lightly!
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More Information Food Pairing Beef Florentina Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Variety Shiraz Region South Australia Vintage 2012 Vintage Variable No Country Australia Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Penfolds
- Recently scribed: Luxury that treads lightly!
- Most closely aligned to the 1963 Grange and yet stridently extolling its own personality
- An unfolding kaleidoscopic vinous mosaic of charm, allure, character and cerebral reward
Andrew Caillard, MW
Vintage 2012 - Deep colour. Intense paneforte, dark chocolate, dark blackberry aromas with lifted roasted chestnut, mocha, English-toffee aromas and notes of sweet tobacco, dried roses, shellac and frankincense. Superbly concentrated wine with wonderful presence, structure and density. Plush in scale yet possessing lovely energy and structure...Dense, expansive, rich and voluminous. All in perfect symmetry. A transcendent and powerfully expressive Grange harking back to Max Schuberts original blueprint. Its aromatic complexity, generosity and suppleness is reminiscent of the early 1960s. This has to be in the pantheon of all-time great vintages. Unbelievably good to drink now; a great indication of its lasting quality (but suggest you dont!). Leave it for a minimum of ten years, if you can. 2026-2080.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2012 - Bottle no. AV697. This vintage was destined to be one of the greatest Granges. In the flesh it is majestically complex, superbly focused and intense, and wondrously balanced. It has every black fruit flavour known to man or woman, and will become more magical with each passing decade. Oh for a screwcap.