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2014 Penfolds Grange

2014 Penfolds Grange

98 Points Huon Hooke
2014 Penfolds Grange
98 Points Huon Hooke

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Another worthy Grange. Huon Hooke is once again laudatory toward this "superbly balanced" rendition, which he pegs further up to 98/100 this time. Due to more stringent selection in this vintage, all those luscious and hedonistic dark fruits will be at their best relatively soon, yet continue to develop for even more decades than the norm. Stocks are limited as usual -- collect now!

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$899.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Penfolds is undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and consistency. Peter Gago has now taken over winemaking responsibilities and a string of good vintages over the past five years has helped Penfolds stay at the top of the Australian wine boom.

What The Critics Say

98/100 Huon Hooke

"Deep, dense youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is a riot of preserved plums, mocha, smoky toasty oak - less obvious than the Granges of yore - with hints of tar and graphite. The wine is full-bodied but it's not a blockbuster. It's dense and concentrated, but not overpowering. Indeed, the wine is superbly balanced and has even a touch of elegance. The tannins are certainly abundant, with a touch of traditional Grange firmness, but it's a very easy Grange to understand and enjoy. Less likely to intimidate! (2% cabernet sauvignon) 28 AUG 2018." Drink 2021 - 2049

98/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"Rich, concentrated and intense, the 2014 Grange delivers exactly what we've come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It's full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic, it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standards. Gago doesn't rate the vintage overall that highly, but he says the selection this year for Grange was a bit more stringent and that production levels were just average. There are still over 1,000 cases for the United States." Drink 2025 - 2050

18.5/20 Jancis Robinson

"Smoky barbecue notes. Great grip and intensity and drama. Round and very exciting. Throbs forever. Great top note of dried herbs. Sweetness isn’t the dominant character. Different! Peter Gago is very proud of how distinctive this is and says you can maybe compare it with 2004. Very vibrant. Fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Magill Estate. 98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. (2011 was the last vintage to be without Cabernet Sauvignon.) This is the first ever Grange to have Wrattonbully fruit – 8%. They’re celebrating. 20 months in new American oak hogsheads. Good winter rainfall. There were heat spikes through summer, with temperatures reaching 43 ºC on 2 February. By mid autumn the weather had settled down to generally cooler conditions, optimal for slow ripening. TA 6.7 g/l, pH 3.6." Drink 2020 - 2050

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2050

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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