Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2013 Aevum 2.1
Saint-Louis is the oldest glassmaker in Europe and one of the most prestigious crystal houses in the world. Together with Penfolds, Saint-Louis unveiled a collaboration to acknowledge the art and culture of a service ritual long associated with the flagship Grange.
This is a undoubtedly formidable Grange. With no gaps, it is densely-packed with black fruits, black liquorice, black pudding, black fig, black cardamom and granitic chewy tannins. Chief Winemaker Peter Gago reveals that "oak is all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami".
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Dry Aged, Grass-fed Beef Sirloin Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Shiraz Region South Australia Vintage 2013 Country Australia Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Penfolds
- Penfolds and Saint-Louis collaboration delivers the second Aevum Limited Edition Crystal Decanter with Grange 2013
- The hand-blown crystal decanter features an evolved design to showcase the fluid beauty of the fine wine
- A one-of-a-kind gift of a 100-point Grange with unrivalled decanter
Vintage 2013 - An intoxicating Grange, deeply coloured and yet vibrant, and full to the brim with inimitable character that can only be Grange. Layers of satsuma plums, blackberries and black pepper meet dark chocolate, layered with wisps of coal steam, black olive and crushed ant. There is a high sheen polish to this release, and yet it offers space and effortless poise, without a detail out of place, set off magnificently with super fine yet confidently present tannins of grand endurance. This magic season is the ultimate proof that the even vintage pattern is over. Drink 2033-2048
Vintage 2013 - Remember that old Heinz Ketchup “anticipation” ad from the 1970s? The palate of this 2013 Grange does just that. It makes you wait with so much delicious promise being drip fed into the mouth at first—and then it bursts forth and delivers! This vintage is a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate. Very deep inky purple-black colored, the 2013 Grange has a profoundly scented nose of crème de cassis, preserved black plums, blueberry pie and licorice over nuances of baker’s chocolate, smoky bacon and fragrant earth, plus exotic spice wafts of cumin seed, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise. Unfurling and slowly building in the medium to full-bodied mouth with wonderful grace and depth, it reveals an incredible array of ripe black fruit, spice, meat and earth-inspired flavors, with a rock-solid frame to support this beauty (it should easily cellar for 40+ years!), while previously latent flavors emerge fully on the epically long finish, culminating in that ultimate Grange experience. Oh, yes.