Penfolds Grange 1961 (Lab Label)

Jeremy Oliver 97 points!

Campbell Mattinson 95 points!
Australia, SA, (Other)
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Jeremy Oliver 97 points!
"Classic, archetypal Grange with a fully mature red-brown colour. Delicate, ethereal aromas of fivespice and sandalwood open up to reveal an underlay of black cherries, dark plums, prunes and walnuts. Plush and velvet-like, the palate has length and presence, with deep flavours of plums and dark berries interwoven with firm, drying tannins and chocolate/cigarboxy oak. Wonderful balance and harmony, with plenty of time ahead."
Jeremy Oliver, OnWine
Robert Parker 93 points!
" A great Grange, and certainly the best bottle I have had out of four different tastings, this large-scaled Grange (13.4% alcohol with a relatively high pH of 3.76) is a blend of 88% Shiraz and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine showed a huge nose of cigar box, licorice, coffee, mocha, caramel, plum, and currant, and in the mouth, fabulous concentration, plenty of glycerin, wonderful freshness, and superb delineation for a wine that is 35 years of age. A very long finish of close to 40 seconds is also impressive. Pristine bottles should continue to drink well for at least another decade."
Robert Parker, # E2002 Feb 2002
Campbell Mattinson 95 points!
"Delicious floral complexity. Mint, raspberry, violets, leather, laces of farm-floor and leather, kirsch and roses. Tremendously yummy, a wine you'd like to suck on all day."
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front August " October 2007