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Penfolds Grange 2001

HK$3,088

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  • Why you should try: The "Lafite" of Australia, the most famous wine of the country and Penfolds
  • Estate Background: Penfolds was founded in 1844 by English physician Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary Penfold. It is Australia's oldest and most influential winery which brought Australia's wines to the global spotlight. Christopher believed in the medicinal benefits wine and the couple planned to make a wine tonic to treat anaemia. Both the winery and clinic businesses were flourishing. Mary began to take up the more responsibility of the estate and eventually running the winery after Christopher's death in 1870. Today, Penfolds operates more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards.
  • Blend: 100% Shiraz, aged 17 months in American oak

WA:98+
Wine Advocate: 98+

"It is always a treat to taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds’ Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+" (Oct 2006)

 

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