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Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2014
The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated and collectable wine.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Cherry Wood Smoked Beef Brisket, Triple Cooked Potatoes Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Variety Shiraz Region South Australia Vintage 2014 Vintage Variable No Country Australia Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Penfolds
- Officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia
- Boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951
- "...it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standard.” 98 points, Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Vintage 2014 - Deep, dense youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is a riot of preserved plums, mocha, smoky toasty oak - less obvious than the Granges of yore - with hints of tar and graphite. The wine is full-bodied but it's not a blockbuster. It's dense and concentrated, but not overpowering. Indeed, the wine is superbly balanced and has even a touch of elegance. The tannins are certainly abundant, with a touch of traditional Grange firmness, but it's a very easy Grange to understand and enjoy. Less likely to intimidate! (2% cabernet sauvignon).
Vintage 2014 - An erratic season with heat spikes and rain events, saved by cooler conditions from mid-autumn, 2014 is no blockbuster Grange, but unashamedly celebrates a more understated, spicy and structured style. Black cherry and satsuma plum fruit is supported masterfully by a firm, fine chassis of long-enduring tannins. This is no inky, brooding Grange, but rather a vintage that celebrates space and refinement. It’s none the less for it, and lacks nothing in consummate line and unrelenting persistence. It won’t make headlines but it will make for a great drink, and for that I admire it greatly. Drink 2034-2044.
Andrew Caillard MW
Vintage 2014 - Deep colour. Beautiful crushed blackberry, mulberry aromas with roasted chestnut, marzipan, mocha oak and liquorice, crème de caramel nuances. Richly flavoured velvety textured wine with dense blackberry, mulberry, dark plum fruits, fine plentiful chocolaty but vigorous tannins, abundant roasted chestnut, mocha, nougat oak. Finishes chocolaty firm with bitter sweet notes, and sustained mineral length. Impressively balanced wine with lovely density, energy and meaty complexity. A classic example of exceptional multi-vineyard sourcing including Wrattonbully for the very first time. Penfolds winemaking philosophy is the ascendant star in this wine. While in the shadow of three successive great years, this “sleeper” Grange vintage has the potential to surprise. 97 points Drink 2025-2060.