1995 Penfolds Grange
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 97
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reg: $395.00

$325.00

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Reg: $395.00

$325.00

This product is
out of stock

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2000
A massive wine majestic in its proportionscombining power and grace in equal measure. Flavors of plum blackberry chocolate and pepper with hints of cedar licorice and mint swirl through the exotic finish. Tannins swarm... A massive wine majestic in its proportionscombining power and grace in equal measure. Flavors of plum blackberry chocolate and pepper with hints of cedar licorice and mint swirl through the exotic finish. Tannins swarm but don't overwhelm the finish which echoes all day and night. Best from 2004 through 2020. 9800 cases made. –HS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2002
An impressive Grange that may ultimately prove to be underrated like many wines from this vintage the 1995 a blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a saturated plum/purple color and a sweet blackberry... An impressive Grange that may ultimately prove to be underrated like many wines from this vintage the 1995 a blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a saturated plum/purple color and a sweet blackberry liqueur nose intermixed with cassis licorice and new oak. The wine is textured jammy full-bodied with impressive levels of extract glycerin and black fruit flavors. It is long ripe with unobtrusive acidity and tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018.Imported by Southcorp Wines North America Monterey CA; tel. (408) 655-4848.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 1999
Saturated deep ruby. Deep superripe aromas of candied raspberry game coffee woodsmoke scotch and clove. Silky lush and expansive on the palate; concentrated flavors are sweet and minerally and nicely framed by a crunchy... Saturated deep ruby. Deep superripe aromas of candied raspberry game coffee woodsmoke scotch and clove. Silky lush and expansive on the palate; concentrated flavors are sweet and minerally and nicely framed by a crunchy note of bittersweet berry skin. Really explodes in the mouth and saturates the palate. Seems fully expressed already but should last well in bottle.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 1995

Label

The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilizing fully-ripe, intensely-flavored and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognized as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.