1999 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage) 750ml

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WS 94   WA 92   IWC 91(+?)   JR 17.5   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Not quite as broad and generous as riper vintages, but tremendously classy, offering smoky, earthy blackberry, plum and currant fruit that compete effectively against cedary oak on the long finish. The flavors gain with each sip, fanning out impressively. It's tight now, but it could age beautifully. 8,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 1999 Grange does not come close to such great Granges as the 1998, 1996, 1991, and 1990. Dense ruby/purple to the edge, with a bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and floral-like aromas, and medium to full body, the 1999 has an acid punch, but also tremendous layers of fruit and extract. Not massive, but elegant and nicely layered, it requires another 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 155

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

($225) Full ruby-red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, cola, root beer and coconut. Thick, dense and concentrated, with exotic, slightly candied dark fruit, caramel, toasted coconut and mineral flavors nicely shaped by firm acids. Shows strong fruit and a major dose of oak on the powerful, backward finish. This can't quite match the 1998 for sheer depth of fruit, but it's built to age.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

100% Shiraz. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide), McLaren Vale, Padthaway blend.Lively, fresh, racy – one of the leaner, more austere, more claret-like examples. Exceptionally dry finish – really tough in fact at the moment.

Drink Dates: 2020-2032
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: schelper
Tasted On: 11/29/2014

Rating: 93
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/01/2014

Rating: 92
Author: Herbert
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 09/18/2009

Rating: 90
Author: flash73mg
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/04/2010

Rating: 85
Author: Andreas J
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 10/17/2008
Massor med smaker

Average rating: 91, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1964 bottles owned by 702 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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