Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2014
Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrate wine. The 2014 Penfolds vintage is a continuation of the ripe history of the Penfolds Grange that begun in 1951. The 2014 Penfolds Grange will certainly benefit from time in the cellar, up until 2045.
Grange is considered to be the gold standard in winemaking and this vintage is no exception, the conditions in south Australia were optimal for the slow ripening of the fruit. On the nose the 2014 Grange is youthful, the palate is savoury with oak and plenty of tannins.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Cherry Wood Smoked Beef Brisket, Triple Cooked Potatoes Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Shiraz Region South Australia Vintage 2014 Country Australia Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Penfolds
- Awarded the perfect score 20/20 by Matthew Jukes, a renowned international wine critic
- The 2014 Penfolds Grange will certainly benefit from time in the cellar, up until 2045
- Grange is considered to be the gold standard in winemaking and this vintage is no exception
Vintage 2014 - Deep, dense youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is a riot of preserved plums, mocha, smoky toasty oak - less obvious than the Granges of yore - with hints of tar and graphite. The wine is full-bodied but it's not a blockbuster. It's dense and concentrated, but not overpowering. Indeed, the wine is superbly balanced and has even a touch of elegance. The tannins are certainly abundant, with a touch of traditional Grange firmness, but it's a very easy Grange to understand and enjoy. Less likely to intimidate! (2% cabernet sauvignon).
Vintage 2014 - An erratic season with heat spikes and rain events, saved by cooler conditions from mid-autumn, 2014 is no blockbuster Grange, but unashamedly celebrates a more understated, spicy and structured style. Black cherry and satsuma plum fruit is supported masterfully by a firm, fine chassis of long-enduring tannins. This is no inky, brooding Grange, but rather a vintage that celebrates space and refinement. It’s none the less for it, and lacks nothing in consummate line and unrelenting persistence. It won’t make headlines but it will make for a great drink, and for that I admire it greatly. Drink 2034-2044.
Andrew Caillard MW
Vintage 2014 - Deep colour. Beautiful crushed blackberry, mulberry aromas with roasted chestnut, marzipan, mocha oak and liquorice, crème de caramel nuances. Richly flavoured velvety textured wine with dense blackberry, mulberry, dark plum fruits, fine plentiful chocolaty but vigorous tannins, abundant roasted chestnut, mocha, nougat oak. Finishes chocolaty firm with bitter sweet notes, and sustained mineral length. Impressively balanced wine with lovely density, energy and meaty complexity. A classic example of exceptional multi-vineyard sourcing including Wrattonbully for the very first time. Penfolds winemaking philosophy is the ascendant star in this wine. While in the shadow of three successive great years, this “sleeper” Grange vintage has the potential to surprise. 97 points Drink 2025-2060.