1986 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage) 750ml

Australia - South Australia/ Red / Syrah
1986 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage)
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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark blackish garnet. Very restrained on the nose. Delicate leathery sweetness and some earthy notes and eucalyptus Chewy thick tannins, sweet and plummy and a little warm on the finish. Fresh aftertaste but just that thickness which seems to me to lack elegance. Long and dense and chewy. (JH)

Drink Dates: 1995-2025
Author: Julia Harding MW


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Score: 96
Author: MarcelB
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/20/2010
just entering mature phase but still ascending.ripe fruit,very chewy with huge mouthfeel
Score: 96
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/01/2005
Drink Dates: 2009-2017
Shockingly deep purple color. Still youthful aromas of plum, oak, mint, vanilla, high-toned spice, and some "redwood". Thick and rich with excellent length and lush acidity. Scads of layered and intense fruit cascade across the palate. Simply gorgeous despite it not being quite mature yet. 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet that was raised for 20 months in new American oak hogsheads. Grapes were sourced from Kalimna in the Barossa, Modbury in Adelaide, the McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley.

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