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    Penfolds Grange 1999
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • JH95
    • RP95
    Price: $399.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 Australian Wine Companion, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Great Wine Gift, Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 75789

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Grange is an icon, being both Australia's and Penfolds' flagship wine. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate 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 recognized as 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 philosphy.

    "Only the third Grange to be produced from 100% Shiraz, the 1999 Grange is superb... A wine of great intensity, sweet tannin, voluptuous texture, and a spectacularly long finish, it will be at its finest between 2007-2025."
    -"The Wine Advocate"
    Barrel Sample 94-96

    Critical Acclaim:

    Only the third Grange to be produced from 100% Shiraz, the 1999 Grange is superb... A wine of great intensity, sweet tannin, voluptuous texture, and a spectacularly long finish, it will be at its finest between 2007-2025.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Concentrated blackberry and licorice fruit, the oak perfectly integrated. A powerful, masculine style, a touch more austere than the '98.

    95 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Not quite as broad and generous as riper vintages, but tremendously classy, offering smoky, earthy blackberry, plum and currant fruit that compete effectively against cedary oak on the long finish. The flavors gain with each sip, fanning out impressively. It's tight now, but it could age beautifully. Best after 2009. 8,000 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    An excellent wine as it always is, but this vintage of Grange is one that isn’t just built for aging, it requires it. Its flavors and aromas require a good 20 minutes in the glass to show themselves, but with time, pretty eucalyptus/mint and anise aromas come through. In the mouth, this vintage feels more feminine than other recent vintages. It’s very tightly wound, with tea, biscuit and plum notes peeking through; its tannins are powdery and pretty, and its finish long and juicy. Drink 2012+.
    Cellar Selection

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Full ruby-red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, cola, root beer and coconut. Thick, dense and concentrated, with exotic, slightly candied dark fruit, caramel, toasted coconut and mineral flavors nicely shaped by firm acids. Shows strong fruit and a major dose of oak on the powerful, backward finish. This can't quite match the 1998 for sheer depth of fruit, but it's built to age.
    Rating: 91(+?)

    91 Points
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