Penfolds Grange 1981 1500mL

Robert Parker 94 points!
Australia, SA, (Other)
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Robert Parker 94 points!
"Winemaker John Duval called the 1981 a "big, tannic Grange." It is just that, a very powerful, inky, purple-colored wine that is still almost primary and unevolved in its surprising youthfulness. This formidably endowed, broodingly backward, thick, full-bodied, muscular wine has a boatload of chocolate-infused plum, caramel, and cassis flavors. With high tannin, huge grip, and some propensity toward austerity, this is a monster Grange that may not totally assimilate the high levels of tannin, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about its future. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025."
Robert Parker, eRobertParker Only # E2002 Feb 2002.