An immediate barrel-ferment propulsion – sweet and candied, with a peaty, iodine, green olive base. Beneath this, a barely-concealed swirl of Vegemite, yeast extract, concentrated salt-paste – laced with paprika, oregano flower and thyme. A slurry of cocoa powder, a scented waft of black pudding, and a splash of nori-roll, sea-spray temporarily balance this aromatic equation. But then, a minute or two later all changes… The Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2010 vintage is dense, paste-like texture and weight. A balsamic liveliness, lift, energy is unleashed. Tannins focus on the roof of the mouth, laden with an additional film of (85% cacao) dark chocolate, mocha. A mix of quince and sesame-paste laden with basted meats and saturated stewed plum, boysenberry, blueberry.
Grange is both Penfolds and Australia’s most famous wine and is officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds’ multivineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Shiraz 96%, Cabernet 4% Vintage – 2010 Country – Australia Region – Barossa Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14.5%