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Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2012

South Australia, AustraliaIn my estimation, Grange 2012 Bin 95 is certainly the most complete, young Grange ever released and wine that frankly surpasses anything founder Max Schubert could have ever imagined. As thrilling as the boisterous 2010 may be, it doesn’t have that Euro charm and finesse that the 2012 exudes at such a young age. Balance is the lead attribute of this multi-regional blend that is an essay in textural perfection, something that will help place it among the recent greats such as 1986, '96 '04, '06 and '10. The blend is 98/2 shiraz/cabernet sauvignon from a mix of Barossa and McLaren vale sites with the requisite 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Rich, glossy, chalky tannins are the foundation of this almost red fruited edition of Grange that will age gracefully for the next five decades and beyond. In a rare occurrence, after the exchange rate, Grange 2012 is selling for about 20 percent less in Canada than the United States. Properly stored, and if checked 25 years down the road at a Penfolds Re-Corking clinic, it could keep well past 2070.Tasted: 18 November 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 336388UPC: 012354071100