Penfolds Grange 2018 750ml (2022 Release)

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.

Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley.


100 Points – Andrew Caillard MW

100 Points – Tony Love

100 Points – Nick Stock,

100 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

100 Points – Ken Gargett, The World of Fine Wine

$999.00 each

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Peak drinking 2028 – 2068


• Then a sprinkle of dark chocolate and cocoa-powder. • Unabashed scents akin to charcoaled lamb fat, and raw wagyu carpaccio (amid caper berries) arise to authenticate shiraz DNA. • Conceded, the presence of an ever-so-subtle yet complexing higher-tone mahogany/piano-polish/ lacquer – no doubt derived from the earth, not oak. • A trepidant tension unfolds – youthful fruitiness wrestling an inky and dense powerhouse.


Familial flavours of a deconstructed Black Forest Cake/trifle – chocolate, custard, bright wild raspberry; redcurrant. So many other less-obvious flavour ‘distractions’ - mushroom pâté/duxelles, replete with a beefy accompaniment. Notes of sarsaparilla whirled into the mix. Also, an assortment of fresh red and black liquorice – ‘straight out of the bag’. Mouthcoating - a confluence of tannin/acidity/oak/fruit – all joyously meshed together. A convex mid-palate that generously supports upfront palate grip and a continuum of delight all the way to lengthy, lingering finish. Truly ‘alive’, Upon sitting and with air, all transforms. A second revised tasting-note, however, can definitely wait. There will be ample opportunity over the next half-century!

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Penfolds Grange 2018 750ml (2022 Release)
$999.00 each