Penfolds Grange 2006
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Penfolds Grange 2006 2006

  • $950.00*

A profound and complete offer - akin to a mix of the 2002 and
2004 Grange vintages respectively... not a bad credential on any curriculum vitae! Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
Winemaker comments by Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Colour:
Deep blood-red, dense core.

Nose:
Very Penfolds, very Barossa, very Grange! Scents, now five years in the making, weave their charm - this aromatic quilt's first-noted brightest colours are panaforte fig and quince paste
alongside cured/smoked meats. Its fabric is meshed with spice - cinnamon, vanillin pod, nutmeg and black pepper - tempered by
teppanyaki sauces, amaretto/almond. A dark thread connects - black liquorice, olive and fresh Arabica coffee-bean and soy. Background nutty oak (Brazil nut) beneath, yet barely noticed.

Palate:
Freshness and balance are welcomed, yet confuse... a few sips remind of the oft-used reference 'iron fist in a velvet glove'. All is not as it seems! Firm throughout and across palate - reverent
tannins and oak convey & propel flavours of slow-roasted lamb (avec jus), dark chocolate, cola, maraschino, with a menthol/rosemary lift to finish. Alluringly, a plush satin/cashmere mouthfeel compounds the initial confusion -accessible, yet poised to evolve and complex over many decades.
98/100
2006
750ml
14.5%
Barossa Valley Coonawarra and Magill SA

* Price is in any mixed six bottles of wine. Prices may vary in store


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