2006 Penfolds Grange

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JH 98

Reviews for 2006 Penfolds Grange

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored it's... Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored it's still a little youthfully mute offering notes of warm cherries black currants anise coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy yeast extract black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+. 98+
JH 98
James Halliday - James Halliday, November 2011
Deep crimson; its bouquet has a strikingly complex array of black characters that run all the way from the first whiff to the finish and aftertaste: licorice tar bitter chocolate blackberry prune and plum. The tannins are... Deep crimson; its bouquet has a strikingly complex array of black characters that run all the way from the first whiff to the finish and aftertaste: licorice tar bitter chocolate blackberry prune and plum. The tannins are prominent and play their part with each successive sip of the steadily building impact on the very long palate but they are in balance with the fruit and oak of an extremely powerful Grange.
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, May 2011
98% shiraz sourced from the Barossa Valley and the Magill Estate below the Adelaide Hills and 2% cabernet sauvignon. The 55th vintage of Grange. Opaque in color all the way to the rim. Accurately reflecting the nature of... 98% shiraz sourced from the Barossa Valley and the Magill Estate below the Adelaide Hills and 2% cabernet sauvignon. The 55th vintage of Grange. Opaque in color all the way to the rim. Accurately reflecting the nature of the vintage highlights a backwards and closed palate profile emphasizing elegance and intensity over broader richer textures. Flavors of black cherry and chocolate-laced plum are pure and focused and although packed with fruit the textures are not fat or syrupy thanks to a hint of refreshing acidity. With some air more exotic flavors open up slowly on the backpalate and the pure fruit flavors linger tapering beautifully towards a very long finish. The latent power and flavors in this wine will need cellaring to be revealed and this will easily go 40 years.