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Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2019

South Australia, AustraliaGrange 2019 is a giant of wine, clocking in at 97% shiraz and 3% cabernet sauvignon out of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, and Clare Valleys. You won’t find anything you don’t like here, and, for some of us, a slightly drier style only increases our interest in what is an iconic version of an iconic wine. Blueberries and mulberries fight it out, streaked with smoke, espresso, five spice, and peppery notes that are persistent throughout its dense, sweet tannins. Grange is made with such precision you sometimes forget how many moving parts have come together to make this wine sing like an opera. The Grange team has likened 2019 as part of a decennial sequence, set to follow in the footsteps of the now highly revered 2009, 1999 and 1989 vintages. Each is a wine of power, precision, and immense cellaring capability. Collectors note that 2019 is one for the cellar, and another wine for the next generation.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$999.95750mlselect private retailers
MB$999.99750mlManitoba Liquor Mart
US$850.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 336388UPC: 012354071100