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Grange, Penfolds 2016

RegionAustralia
SubregionAustralia
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Australia2016Grange, Penfolds

6 bottle minimum order

BT104,140.001299 JC1246099.0099.00Grange, Penfolds0.75
Australia2016Grange, PenfoldsMG134,300.00699 JC9477.7777913333399.0099.00Grange, Penfolds1.5
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Grange includes 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and was sourced from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, with a little bit from Magill Estate, in the suburbs of Adelaide. Aged in 100% new American oak (as always), it offers up trademark lifted aromas plus scents of vanilla, toasted coconut, cedar, raspberries and blackberries. Impressively concentrated and full-bodied, with an extraordinarily long, velvety finish, it's nevertheless reasonably fresh and tight, with decades of cellaring potential if properly stored. Certainly at least on a par with such vintages as 2010 and 2012, the big question is whether it will ultimately reach triple digits. Drink: 2025-2050

99
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (July 2020 ), July 2020

A blend of 97% shiraz and 3% cabernet sauvignon from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate. This is a very intense Grange with such rich black-fruit, tar and coal-smoke aromas together with iodine and black-olive notes and an array of wild dark herbs. Almost impenetrable dark plums and licorice, as well as bacon fat. The palate has such seamless delivery of intense blackberry and plum flavors with some redder tones emerging, too. The power here is countered by such freshness and an almost elegant feel. This has such impressive, vibrant, long and seamless fruit power. Really is exceptionally complete, but tight, needs time to open. Very enjoyable now, but better after 2023.

98
Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, July 2020
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