Penfolds Grange 2019

Since the first experimental vintages, the mandate for Grange has remained the same – to craft Australia’s greatest red wine from the best shiraz fruit of the vintage. This ambition drives its impeccable consistency, with each release revealing subtle distinctions.

2019 Grange has been likened by the Penfolds winemaking team to those originally crafted by Max Schubert. It has also been posited as a decennial sequence – set to follow in the footsteps of the now highly revered 2009, 1999 and 1989 vintages. Each a wine of power, precision and immense cellaring capability. 2019 – bounding in its youth, with decades still to unravel.

Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes, Grange is recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. Explore a pure symphony of fruit with 2019 vintage. Full-bodied, powerful and balanced.

$949.00 each

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Catalog:

Cellaring:

Peak drinking 2029 - 2065

Nose:

NOSE Benchmark. Automatically recognisable - formic and glacial higher notes. Beneath, a more familial oaked nuttiness recedes to reveal aromas of black licorice/anise/black olive. A shroud of condensed glazed fruits surrenders to reveal a fresher disposition … a coulis of berries and stone fruits; boiled beetroot. Upon sitting, a sprinkle of lavender and exotic spices almost completes the aromatic package – well, at least for another minute or two. Early days.

Palate:

Cohesion, vigour, sheen, poise. Fresh and balanced. Neither exaggerated nor over-ripe – lively blueberry and other youthful blue/black fruits bely the maturation timeline of this alluring blend. Certainly befitting this style, unmistakable barrel-ferment characters are undoubtedly more pronounced on palate than nose. If the mid-palate is somewhat formidable (ably supporting a thick/dense core), by contrast the back-palate is creamy and caressingly endearing. Expansive and full – washing away all ahead of it. Texturally, chewy/grainy tannins and just-right acidity. All CV mandates of this 2019 Grange vintage are now accredited.

Varietal Composition:

Shiraz (97%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%)
Penfolds Grange 2019
$949.00 each