2004 Penfolds Grange

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 98
  • WA 98
  • JS 97
  • JR 96
  • WS 96
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 2004 Penfolds 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.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2012
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2004 Penfolds Grange offers a profound nose of black cherries, creme de cassis licorice and dark chocolate with suggestions of cedar and violets. Full bodied, ripe and voluptuous in the... Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2004 Penfolds Grange offers a profound nose of black cherries, creme de cassis licorice and dark chocolate with suggestions of cedar and violets. Full bodied, ripe and voluptuous in the mouth, the generous flesh is well supported by medium to high acidity and a firm level of finely grained tannins, finishing long. It's seductively approachable now but has much more to give and should drink best 2015 to 2035+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2011
A solid wine, with blueberries, spice and blackberries. Some new leather. Full, dense and muscular. This is very well-toned and compacted. Very, very long. Gorgeous finesse and powerful. It's not about raw power here... A solid wine, with blueberries, spice and blackberries. Some new leather. Full, dense and muscular. This is very well-toned and compacted. Very, very long. Gorgeous finesse and powerful. It's not about raw power here. Needs another five or six years of bottle age. Fabulous young Grange.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2009
Black core. Dark, with some ripe fruit notes of prune but also very perfumed. Rich and velvety and so smooth but has a lovely mix of dark and red fruit and great length. Some vanilla from the US oak. Incredibly powerful... Black core. Dark, with some ripe fruit notes of prune but also very perfumed. Rich and velvety and so smooth but has a lovely mix of dark and red fruit and great length. Some vanilla from the US oak. Incredibly powerful. Lots of sweet oak. Amazingly long. 19/20 (JH)
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
A throwback to the monster Shiraz style of old, with loads of toasty, vanilla-laden oak, meaty nuances and driving, intense boysenberry fruit, the 2004 Grange should prove tremendously long-lived. Its massive... A throwback to the monster Shiraz style of old, with loads of toasty, vanilla-laden oak, meaty nuances and driving, intense boysenberry fruit, the 2004 Grange should prove tremendously long-lived. Its massive concentration and firm tannins suggest cellaring through 2020, after which it should drink well for at least another decade or two.
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.