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[SOLD-OUT] Penfolds Grange 2001 1500mL-Magnum

Jeremy Oliver Rating 95!
Robert Parker 98 points!

Robert Parker 98 points!
'It is always a treat to taste Australia's most famous wine, Penfolds' Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.'
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #167 (Oct 2006).
'Lacks the fluidity of the really special vintages, but powerful, structured, black-fruited, impressive. Like the way the oak has sunk down into the jubey, dark fruit. Clumpy tannin, in need of time.'
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front August ' October 2007
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