2004 Penfolds Grange
Syrah - 750ML
  • JH 98
  • WA 98
  • JS 97
  • IWC 96
  • WS 96
  • JR 96

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JH 98
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, 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
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.
IWC 96
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.
WS 96
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.
JR 96
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)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2004

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.