An Australian Heritage icon - arguably its most celebrated, most powerful expression of the yearly blend. Complex with fresh dark fruits, balsamic and soy notes, black olives, licorice. Weighty, grand, sculpted. Pair with Beef, lamb!
If you are looking for a gift for either a wine aficionado or a person who insists on the very best, a gift that will make a statement that you are knowledgeable and dead serious, look no further. Truly an iconic wine, this is one of the world's best red wines - no argument. It is probably the best red wine we have to sell in the entire store. A blend that changes every year, this is famous for aging for up to fifty years, but is enjoyable young with a proper decant and some patience - 2012 is 98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet. I have been lucky enough to have tried another vintage of this amazing wine and it is on my list in the top three wines I’ve ever tasted – off-the-charts depth and complexity. The vintage I had was about 10 years old when I tried it and it was very youthful – this wine is meant to be aged for the long haul. Unfortunately, I was not able to taste this wine so here are the wineries notes: "Nose: Unmistakably, it is what it is. In a word, Grange. (Almost) all unleashed immediately upon the first splash into the glass – exuberant, lifted, flamboyant. An aromatic ‘multi-cultural’ chromatogram brazenly unfolds: First, enticing barrel ferment formics and balsamics, spliced with soy, tomato puree, black olive and liquorice (Dutch?). Then, the exotics - wafts of tiramisu/mascarpone/zabaglione (Italy?), replete with freshly roasted hazelnut and ground coffee beans (Kenya?). Palate: Fresh and refined. Nervy. Red liquorice, gravy reduction flavours and black olive tapenade to the fore. And then, just so much more! Where to start? Compelling depth - weighty/voluminous/fleshy - structurally complete and even throughout. A radiant inner sheen, yet still assertive – a film encrusted with dusty, softened tannins that coat tongue. Great length. A loss of innocence, as sculptured oak (purity/clean) and a boundless array of red fruits, congeal into a darkened pool of (un)known and (un)savoury delights! Unashamedly and quite blatantly THE wine of this year’s Penfolds 2016 new releases! Enough said. Peak Drinking: 2018-2055"
An Australian Heritage icon - arguably its most celebrated, most powerful expression of the yearly blend Complex with fresh dark fruits, balsamic and soy notes, black olives, licorice. Weighty, grand, sculpted. Pair with Beef, lamb!