Penfolds Grange 2014


Matthew Jukes 20/20 Points!
Wine Advocate 98 Points!
Huon Hooke 98 Points!
Tyson Stelzer 97 Points


"If you want an Australian wine that will just be entering its plateau of maturity 20 years from vintage, then the 2014 Grange won’t disappoint." - Wine Advocate
Wine Front 96 Points!

Australia, South Eastern Australia
750mL
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Wine Advocate 98 Points!


"Rich, concentrated and intense, the 2014 Grange delivers exactly what we've come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It's full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic, it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standards. Gago doesn't rate the vintage overall that highly, but he says the selection this year for Grange was a bit more stringent and that production levels were just average."


Joe Czerwinksi, Wine Advocate, September 2018


Wine Front 96 Points!


"This release of Penfolds Grange was sourced from a number of South Australian regions and saw, of course, 100% new American oak. This 2014 Grange includes 2% cabernet sauvignon. My daughter loves baking cakes and as a result I love crushing ants. One sniff and I was in my kitchen with my daughter. There you go. It’s archetypal Grange, smooth, svelte, aristocractic, bright and dense at once, the pride of South Australia and the entire Penfolds red wine line-up all rolled and synergised into one. I see soy and I see spice, I see vanilla and various things nice, but mostly I just see quality nipped and tucked, gathered and applied in such a way that it’s perfect. I didn’t spit it out and I don’t regret it. For a second I was a better man. 2014 Grange will not let anyone down."


Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, September 2018


 

"Deep, dense youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is a riot of preserved plums, mocha, smoky toasty oak - less obvious than the Granges of yore - with hints of tar and graphite. The wine is full-bodied but it's not a blockbuster. It's dense and concentrated, but not overpowering. Indeed, the wine is superbly balanced and has even a touch of elegance. The tannins are certainly abundant, with a touch of traditional Grange firmness, but it's a very easy Grange to understand and enjoy. Less likely to intimidate! (2% cabernet sauvignon)"


Huon Hooke, 98 Points