Penfolds Grange 1990 1500mL


Wine Spectator 97 points!
Jeremy Oliver 97 points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
1500mL
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Jeremy Oliver 97 points!


"The big improver of this tasting, whose fullish brick red colour has developed some brown edges. Unusually floral and perfumed, bursting with pristine aromas of small red and black berries, plums and fresh vanilla/cedar/coconut oak. Smooth and silky, long and fine, it's saturated with translucent, perfectly focused small berry flavours tightly entwined by powdery tannins. Wonderfully long, slow to develop, and just beginning to reveal its genuine potential and surprising elegance."


Jeremy Oliver - 19.3, drink 2020-2030.


Wine Front 96 Points!


"Sweet oak shows prominently – but this is a big wine, and can cope, with its oak only serving as a temperance to all that sweet, saturated fruit. In the mouth it’s superb: big, balanced, long and stuffed with mature tannin. Earthy sawdusty characters liven up the considerable churn of blackcurrant-like flavour. It’s a model of a pristine, powerful, youthful wine."


Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Jan 2005


Wine Spectator 97 points! 10 Years of Top 10s In 1995, Wine of the Year: Penfolds Shiraz South Australia Grange 1990. Wine Spectator, New York, NY - U.S., 15 January 2004 Wines of the Year 1988-2003 Wine Spectator, New York, NY - U.S., 31 December 2004



"The 1990 is the greatest, most complete and richest Grange since the monumental 1986. It rivals the 1986, 1982, 1981, and 1980 as the finest "young" Grange. The wine's opaque purple color is followed by a sweet nose of jammy black-raspberry and cassis fruit intermingled with scents of minerals, licorice, and toasty oak. Extremely full-bodied, with that layered, multi-dimensional feel that sets a truly profound Grange apart from just an outstanding one, the wine is fabulously concentrated, unctuous, and with a finish that lasts over 50 seconds. It is oh, so young, and in need of 5-10 years of cellaring. It should last through the first two decades of the 21st century."
Wine Advocate #100 (Aug 1995)