Penfolds Grange 2009


Robert Parker 97 points!

Jancis Robinson 18.5 Points!
Campbell Mattinson 95 points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
750mL
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eRobertParker.com 97 points!
"The 2009 Grange Shiraz is a comprised of 84% Barossa, 8% McLaren, and a little Clare Valley and a little Magill fruit with a small 2% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full-bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut flavors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com #211 Feb 2014
Jancis Robinson 18.5 points!
"Inky core with blackcurrant rim. Gorgeously seductive perfume: sweetly spiced " Christmas spice - fruit with the sweetness of oak but all so well entwined. There's a hint of tar and savoury character. On the palate, creamy, vanilla, rich and so gentle and polite - or so it seems, though there is plenty of muscle underneath. 100% new oak. 'No other way to make Grange', says Gago. Lots of sweet US oak flavour on the finish. Sweet baking spice too and some liquorice. Vanilla sweetness. Concentrated and dry and pressed down even though it is so young. Opens up to lovely perfume again. More savoury on the nose than on the palate. Thick and deep. Coming back to it half an hour later: more savoury, somehow squashed on the palate. Tannins remarkably smooth. Chocolate all the way. Freshness and really great length."
Jancis Robinson, Feb 2014
Campbell Mattinson 95 points!
"Clear orange peel notes. Intense fruit. A melt of tannin. Oak makes an impression but is tremendously well integrated. Vanilla, soy, orange, saturated plum, licorice and leather. Super seductive. A sweet-fruited delicacy. Indeed for pure or indeed young-ish drinking pleasure I prefer it over the 2008. I like the highlights, the pillowy softness, the remarkable integration of fruit, oak, and tannin. This is a less caricatured Grange, less obvious, less "heavy", and more approachable as a result."
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Feb 2014