Penfolds Grange 2010


Andrew Caillard 100 points!
Tyson Stelzer 100 points!

Jancis Robinson 19/20 points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
750mL
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Andrew Caillard 100 points!
'Deep crimson. Intense liquorice, dark plum, blackberry, praline aromas with beautifully balanced malty, mocha, spicy oak notes. The palate is richly textured, dense and powerful with generous deep-set sweet blackberry, dark plum, mulberry, inky, dark chocolate flavours, rich mocha espresso notes, fine dense graphite textures, superb mid-palate richness and underlying roasted chestnut notes. Graphite firm at the finish yet long, plush and sinuous with sustained sweet fruit flavours and new oak complexity. Elemental, powerful and wonderfully concentrated 2010 Penfolds Grange has all the substance and balance to last another 60 years or more. This is the 21st Centurys reference for Grange. The millennium vintage that arrived ten years too late. Keep it for a while, or leave it for the next generation. '
Andrew Caillard
Tyson Stelzer 100 points!
'2010 holds a privileged position in the 60 year lineage of Penfolds Grange. In the context of recent tastings of many of the greatest vintages, 2010 attains new heights in its depth of black fruit presence and its structural assuredness. I adore 2008 Grange and, tasting them together, 2010 is even deeper and more vibrant, exuding another dimension of distinguished grace, precision, concentration, scaffolded structure and seamless, enduring persistence. There is a coiled reticence to the bouquet, skirting black plum, liquorice and dark chocolate, opening into breathtaking violet fragrance. The palate is unyielding, yet immensely structured. Magnificently voluptuous, yet elegantly coiled and bright. Silky and irresistible, yet untouchable and enduring. Tannins are a revelation, with a finesse and a chalk-fine texture impossible for such a resilient and powerful frame. Penfolds Grange 2010 is definitively on a plane of its own: the greatest young Australian wine I have ever tasted.'
Tyson Stelzer, Oct 2014