Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 1971, is a blend of 87 per cent Shiraz and 13 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and created a sensation when it won gold and topped its class at the Gault-Millau Wine Olympiad in Paris in 1979, beating the best Rhone Valley wines. It also won a trophy, four gold, four silver and five bronze medals at Australian wine shows between 1971 and 1982.
On the nose, this is an astonishing wine with intensely sweet, lifted, complex and perfumed prune/apricot/truffle aromas with hints of violet and fig. The palate is a silken, opulent with fleshy apricot/prune fruit and truffly, earthy, demi-glace undertones balanced by fine, sweet tannins and an extremely long finish. A superb wine.
‘If you had to point to a wine which fulfilled all the ambitions of Grange, it would have to be 1971,’ said Max Schubert in 1993. ‘It was a great wine from a vintage that was great throughout South Australia’.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Shiraz 87%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Vintage – 1971 Country – Australia Region – Barossa Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 12.3%