1990 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 94 pts - 750ml

1990 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 94 pts - 750ml

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1990 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 94+ pts!
This is certainly a very complete rich Grange that has been universally praised in all wine circles. Nevertheless it is not showing well at present although it is weighty and dense. What left me looking for an answer was the somewhat cool climate characteristics of the wine with an almost menthol note to the red and black currant fruit. The wine showed some tart acidity as well. I suspect this wine is just closed down needing a good 5-6 years to re-emerge. It seemed uncharacteristic of Grange but the three bottles opened all were identical in their development. The color is certainly a healthy saturated purple and the wine is large-scaled and balanced on the palate. That any Grange could behave in such an unforthcoming way is puzzling but I am still an optimist about this vintage's ultimate potential. RP

Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 1990
Rating 94RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location
Producer Penfolds
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 94RP - 1990 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 94+ pts! This is certainly a very complete rich Grange that has been universally praised in all wine circles. Nevertheless it is not showing well at present although it is weighty and dense. What left me looking for an answer was the somewhat cool climate characteristics of the wine with an almost menthol note to the red and black currant fruit. The wine showed some tart acidity as well. I suspect this wine is just closed down needing a good 5-6 years to re-emerge. It seemed uncharacteristic of Grange but the three bottles opened all were identical in their development. The color is certainly a healthy saturated purple and the wine is large-scaled and balanced on the palate. That any Grange could behave in such an unforthcoming way is puzzling but I am still an optimist about this vintage's ultimate potential. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 1990
Rating 94RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location
Producer Penfolds
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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