From$959.99 a bottle
- In a stunning gift box
- Unmistakably Grange
- Every collector's dream
Penfolds Grange 2014 x1
SOUTH AUSTRALIA-BAROSSA VALLEY
98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads
Deep plush garnet throughout - from core to rim
An indulged aromatic meander: First in the kitchen - umami expressed primarily via wafts of shiitake mushroom stock, hoisin and XO sauce enhancing scents of dry-aged beef and game meats. Then outside - olive-leaf, cardamom, sage and thyme "a stroll through a South Australian olive grove" saltbush, acacia, dried and dusty bracken. To the cellar - fresh and familial lifted formic and barrel-ferment nuances. Followed by a return to reality: Quite simply, an unmistakable youthful 'Grange' nose. Awakened primary fruits and stylish oak interlocked and indistinguishable. As expected.
Savoury, not fruity. Tastesflavours remind of slow cooked beef ragout, chicken liver game terrine. Red liquorice also apparent. Integrated oak - spicy, almost 'non-American' oak but it is. As it always is. A core of 100% new Quercus alba. Poised yet powerful. A balanced, tightly-knit and woven structural 'tapestry'. Not to be constrained by dimension or frame. Tannins with attitude! Nonetheless respectful. Type? Slatey tannins alluvial, silty (certainly not muddy!). Long and lingering - tactile impressions indistinguishably and slowly fusemerge into an aftertaste memory. Until the next sip! A Grange to create new friends - this 2014 offering a subtly different structural mosaic; different tone and timbre.
The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
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