Penfolds Grange 1976 (Very High Shoulder Level)


Robert Parker 100 points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Penfolds  #Penfolds Grange (Various Vintages)  #South Australia  #Other SA  

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Robert Parker 100 points!
"Consistently one of the most awesome wines ever made at Grange, this blend of 89% Shiraz and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon (13.9% alcohol) was the first Australian wine to cost $20 upon release. I have had this wine six separate times, every time rating it between 96 and 100. It had a phenomenal showing at Penfolds' Magill estate. The color is an opaque purple, the wine massive, full-bodied, and to me, the quintessential Grange. Notes of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cassis, charcoal, new saddle leather, and underbrush resonate from the glass. Huge, thick, unctuously textured, with extraordinary concentration but perfect harmony among all of its elements, this is a prodigious Grange that is still not fully mature. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. A legend for sure!"eRobertParker Only (Feb 2002)