2004 Penfolds Grange

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  • Syrah
  • 1.5L
  • WA 99
  • JH 98
  • WS 98
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 2004 Penfolds Grange

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The 2004 vintage was outstanding in Barossa McLaren Vale and Magill the regions where the grapes were sourced for the marvelous 2004 Grange. It contains 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 16 months in 100% new... The 2004 vintage was outstanding in Barossa McLaren Vale and Magill the regions where the grapes were sourced for the marvelous 2004 Grange. It contains 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple color it displays a superb nose of wood smoke Asian spices incense game blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied satin textured with deeply layered succulent blackberry plum and chocolate flavors it has the structure and complexity to merit extended cellaring of a decade and more. The winery estimates a drinking curve of 2016 to 2050; I-d be a bit more conservative on the long end of the range. It will ultimately be seen as one of the great vintages of Grange.
JH 98
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2009
Saturated purple-crimson colour; has an amazing depth to the bouquet oak and black fruits already seamlessly woven; the longer you spend inhaling the aromas the more you learn about the wine within in much the same way as... Saturated purple-crimson colour; has an amazing depth to the bouquet oak and black fruits already seamlessly woven; the longer you spend inhaling the aromas the more you learn about the wine within in much the same way as a Grand Cru red burgundy. The palate delivers all that the bouquet promises and then some; it has absolutely perfect proportions to the river of flavours running through blackberry Satsuma plum licorice and spice; the tannins are quite active but totally balanced and ripe.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Smooth and seductive this delivers a full-throated chorus of currant plum blackberry and spice flavors hinting at coffee and cardamom as the finish floats and sails easily over a bed of polished refined tannins. A touch... Smooth and seductive this delivers a full-throated chorus of currant plum blackberry and spice flavors hinting at coffee and cardamom as the finish floats and sails easily over a bed of polished refined tannins. A touch of black olive balances nicely against it all. Beautifully structured expressive and very long. Best from 2012 through 2025. 1000 cases imported. -HS
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2009
Powerful aromas of cassis blackberry and bitter cherry are complemented by exotic notes of smoky peat pipe tobacco violet oil and fresh blood. Deeply concentrated cherry skin and blackcurrant flavors are underscored by a... Powerful aromas of cassis blackberry and bitter cherry are complemented by exotic notes of smoky peat pipe tobacco violet oil and fresh blood. Deeply concentrated cherry skin and blackcurrant flavors are underscored by a strong mineral quality with a sexy floral element gaining strength with air. The minerality builds on the finish which leaves a wide swath of spice and earth notes in its wake. This wine's marriage of depth spiciness fruit meatiness and minerality is extremely impressive.