2002 Penfolds Grange Hermitage
AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94($250) Ruby-red. Initially closed on the nose but aeration brings a complicated bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry, creme de mure, sexy oak spices, woodsmoke, tobacco, vanilla and fresh flowers. A deep, sweet but precise midweight, with energetic flavors of red and dark berries, cherry compote, cinnamon, mocha and smoked meat, all wrapped in substantial but silky tannins. Sappy and expansive on the impressively long, velvety finish. You'd be nuts to open this any time soon.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: July/August 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Fruit from the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. 99% Shiraz, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 15 months in new American hogsheads. Deep smudgy garnet and slightly minty on the nose. But also lots of sweet oak spice. Rich and ripe and very full in the mouth. Velvety deep-pile tannins. TA 6.9 g/l, pH 3.58, (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Last but not least is Australia's most famous wine, the 2002 Shiraz 'Grange'. The 2002 version was sourced from 77.5% Barossa Valley and 22.5% from McLaren Vale. Included in the blend is 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It spent 17 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple, it gives off an ethereal bouquet of violets, saddle leather, blueberry, blackberry, pencil lead, and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with tremendous concentration, multiple layers of flavor, ripe tannins, and great balance. Thick and rich, with a 60-second finish, it will slowly blossom over the next 15-20 years and provide pleasure through 2050. It is a legend in the making!Author: Jay Miller
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Lithe, almost subtle, this is a dense, powerful wine that plays its plum and currant fruit against deft nuances of pepper, coffee and sassafras. Finishes with vibrant acidity that elevates the fruit and spice. A graceful wine that needs cellaring to grow into itself.Author: Harvey Steiman
Self | Rating: 98EarlyDrink Dates: 2007-2050Author: Spike Ngai
Self | Rating: 4Way to young, though rich in fruit. Give it more a few more years before opening.Drink Dates: 2012+Author: Rick H.
Over the past 40 years, Penfolds has earned its reputation as Australia's premier red wine producer and has played a large part in putting Australian wines on the world map. Over the past five years, winemaker Peter Gago has been instrumental in keeping Penfolds at the top of the Austrailian wine industry. Penfolds Grange, the estate's flagship, is characterized by its rich texture, complexity, and concentrated fruit. Penfolds's entire collection spans across many styles and labels including Penfolds Super Premiums, Special Bin Range, Cellar Reserve Range, Bin Range, Thomas Hyland Range, Koonunga Hill Range, Rawson's Retreat Range, and Fortified Wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 589 bottles owned
- 160 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 160 collectors)