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2001 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage) 750ml
2001 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage)
Australia - South Australia
Red / Syrah
2001 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage)
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Professional Reviews

IWC
94

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 127

($295) Inky violet with a bright rim. Explosive and utterly captivating on the nose, offering a range of aromas that encompasses red and darker berries, flowers, cigar box, minerals and sexy oak spices. Quite broad on the palate, and packing a real punch to its flavors of cassis, boysenberry, candied plum, bitter chocolate and fruitcake. Serious, harmonious tannins give plenty of structural support. This expands and grows even sweeter with aeration, finishing with outstanding persistence. Oak spices add sex appeal. A superb Grange.

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JR
17.5+

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

100% Barossa Valley Shiraz. 50% Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), 50% Barossa Valley.Extremely dense and luminous to look at. A particularly warm summer produced this exotic cocktail. Rich, sweet with sufficient acidity, but this is decidedly embryonic with what is still a pretty dry finish. Forget it for a while.

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 167

It is always a treat to taste Australia's most famous wine, Penfolds' Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: Harvey Steiman

Deep, rich and concentrated, this one has a gamy note that sneaks through the rich blackberry, plum and licorice flavors, hinting at coffee, dark chocolate and spice as the finish lingers beautifully. Grippy tannins keep it from taking off. Not as harmonious and complete as other vintages, but it's a solid Grange. 2,000 cases imported.

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Community Reviews

96

taipanli Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 03/06/2010

96

Rick H. Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 02/15/2009 Drink Dates: 2009-2021

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