Penfolds Grange 1978 (Base of Neck Level)

Jeremy Oliver Rating 94!
Jancis Robinson 18.5/20!

Australia, SA, (Other)
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"A wine that seems to get better every time I have it, the 1978 Grange, a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, has turned out to be a blockbuster wine with extraordinary intensity, a voluptuous palate, notes of camphor, coffee, jammy black fruits, leather, and creme de cassis. As the wine sits in the glass, pepper and melted asphalt make an appearance. Very unctuously textured, thick, and chewy, this wine is soft, with a very succulent style. Its color is showing just a touch of amber as this wine approaches its plateau of maturity. Drink it now and over the next 20 years." Robert Parker # E2002 Feb 2002 Jancis Robinson 18.5/20!
90% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kalimna, Magill, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra. 18 months in new American hogsheads. TA 5.2 g/l, pH 3.3. Tremendous beetroot, blackcurrant, chocolate, forest, mushroom. Exotic spices, leathery, dusty maturity. Impeccable., 28th June 2013.