Penfolds Grange 1970 (Base of Neck Level) (Minor Damaged Label)

Jeremy Oliver 93 Points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
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Despite carrying many different Bin numbers in the early years, Grange was always labelled Bin 95 from the 1970 vintage. This wine is a favourite of Don Ditter, who worked at Penfolds from 1946 and succeeded Max Schubert as Chief Winemaker in 1975. The 1970 Penfolds Grange is a blend of 90 per cent Shiraz and 10 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon. Colour : Medium brick red. Nose : Complex, mature smoked oyster and truffle aromas with some stocky sweetness. Palate : Beginning to fade, with some sweet but over-developed Now fruit and earthy leather characters. Plenty of grip but drying out. Winemaker comments by Max Schubert