Penfolds Grange 1996 (Minor Damaged Label)


Jeremy Oliver 98 Points!
Campbell Mattinson 98 points!


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

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Jeremy Oliver 98 points!


'A cracker of a Grange full deep red with ruby edges. Perfumed, heady aromas of black and red berries of rare concentration partnered by sweet vanilla/chocolate/coconut oak and scented with cracked pepper. Succulent, sumptuous palate of wonderful concentration, length and persistence, finely and precisely structured with everything imaginable in perfect place and balance. An essay in controlled power.' Jeremy Oliver - 19.5, drink 2026-2036+.


Campbell Mattinson 98 points!


'Shows the 1995 the way. Lots of coffeed oak, arguably in the same vein as the 1995, but with fruit brightens rippling through it, lifting the wine as it does to significant heights. Tannins on this wine have always been perfect, and they still are. Great Grange. Give it another 20 years.'



Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front August October 2007