Penfolds Grange 1982 (Very High Shoulder Level)


Robert Parker 95 points!
Australia, SA, (Other)
750mL
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Robert Parker 95 points!
One of my favorite vintages of Grange to actually drink at present is the 1982, a vintage that Max Schubert called, in his low-key manner, "very good." A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a wine with an open-knit, seductive style. Dense ruby/purple with sweet black raspberry, jammy plum, and currant flavors, the wine tastes like dry vintage port, but also seems to be approaching full maturity. The wine seems low in acidity, sweet in tannin wiith the firmness, ripeness, richness, and powers of seduction. The wine is gorgeously opulent and impossible to resist. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.
eRobertParker Only (Feb 2002)
"Honey, soy, mint, toffee, lots of attractive sweet-sour character and more than that, a glossy silken mouth perfume that lures you in and keeps you thoroughly entertained. Good power for a cooler styled wine. Almost smells like toffee apples, and has a tangy, apple-like flavour to it too. Beguiling. Exquisite. Filligreed tannin."
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front August " October 2007