The Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2014 is savoury, not fruity. Tastes remind of slow cooked beef ragout, chicken liver game terrine. Red liquorice also apparent. Integrated oak – spicy, almost ‘non-American’ oak … but it is. As it always is. A core of 100% new Quercus alba. Poised yet powerful. A balanced, tightly-knit and woven structural ‘tapestry’. Not to be constrained by dimension or frame. Tannins with attitude! Long and lingering – tactile impressions indistinguishably and slowly fuse/merge into an aftertaste memory. A Grange to create new friends – this 2014 offering a subtly different structural mosaic; different tone and timbre.
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 98%, Cabernet 2% Vintage – 2014 Country – Australia Region – Barossa Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14.5%