PENFOLDS GRANGE 2007

$950.00

“Already complete… easily the key Penfolds wine from the 2007 South Australian vintage. As it should be!”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker.

The 2007 Grange is out, a dense vivid red that is impenetrable almost to the rim.

On the nose it is unmistakably Grange – formic, ripe, pungent, confronting. At core, there are darker elements of soy, cola, peat, coal-dust, Dutch black liquorice with sesame, sea-weed and quince paste. Beneath there is the coffee-grind, mocha and bitter chocolate while above, there are African spices coupled with a fleeting ad appealing glacial waft.

The palate is at once balance and accessible; fresh and tight. A structural and textural continuum, with no beginning or end. No gaps and complete. In an attempt to define the palate profile the flavours feature dates, persimmon, roasted nuts and freshly baked pecan-pie or Portuguese custard tart. The oak is omnipresent, yet neither prominent nor ostentatious—completely assimilated. The tannins are neither obstructive nor aggressive, yet effortlessly conveying flavours.

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“Already complete… easily the key Penfolds wine from the 2007 South Australian vintage. As it should be!”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker.

The 2007 Grange is out, a dense vivid red that is impenetrable almost to the rim.

On the nose it is unmistakably Grange – formic, ripe, pungent, confronting. At core, there are darker elements of soy, cola, peat, coal-dust, Dutch black liquorice with sesame, sea-weed and quince paste. Beneath there is the coffee-grind, mocha and bitter chocolate while above, there are African spices coupled with a fleeting ad appealing glacial waft.

The palate is at once balance and accessible; fresh and tight. A structural and textural continuum, with no beginning or end. No gaps and complete. In an attempt to define the palate profile the flavours feature dates, persimmon, roasted nuts and freshly baked pecan-pie or Portuguese custard tart. The oak is omnipresent, yet neither prominent nor ostentatious—completely assimilated. The tannins are neither obstructive nor aggressive, yet effortlessly conveying flavours.

Yes, maturation of 21 months in barrel and three years in bottle, has moulded quite the structural and tactile Grange package.

Peak drinking up to 2045.

95 – James Halliday

“Full crimson, with a purple rim; a 98/2% blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon that exudes power and authority; the bouquet is already complex, the American oak making an impact as it always does when Grange is in its youth, the palate with multiple layers of predominantly black fruits; the tannins, like the oak, need to soften, and should do so well before the fruit starts to fade. Follows the Grange pattern, with 21 months in the 100% new American oak in which it finished its fermentation. A good grange, but not a great one.”

About Penfolds Grange

Grange is arguably 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 climates 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 one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

 

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