2001 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 750ml

2001 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 750ml

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2001 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 98 pts!

Penfolds is Australia's most famous wine producer, best known for its flagship wine Grange, one of the most acclaimed wines in the world. Among many other accolades, the 1955 Grange was named one of the top 12 wines of the 20th Century by Wine Spectator Magazine; the 1971 vintage was ranked as the greatest wine of the 1970s by FINE Wine Magazines and tastingbook.com, and the 2008 gained a perfect 100-point score from both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. It is a mainstay of the secondary market – auction prices for the wine have regularly been used as key performance indicators for the wider Australian economy.

Occasionally Grange is 100-percent Shiraz – the 2011 was the sixth time that happened in six decades – but more typically it also contains up to around 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the flagship for Penfolds' celebrated multi-vineyard, multi-region blending philosophy, and is sourced from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra (occasionally) and Magill Estate at the base of the Adelaide Hills, just to the east of the city. 

Penfolds has a long-standing reputation for consistent high quality across its broad portfolio, and there are several other wines that feature regularly in auctions, including the Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Henri and RWT Shiraz wines, Bin 389 Cabernet – Shiraz and Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon. These have been joined by experimental or periodic releases such as the Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon and Bin 60a Cabernet – Shiraz. A desire to introduce a flagship white led to the 1995 debut of the Yattarna Chardonnay. The extensive portfolio includes numerous other bin-numbered releases, the Max's, Koonunga Hill and Cellar Reserve ranges, and a selection of tawny fortified wines.


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2001
Rating 98+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location
Producer Penfolds
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 98+ RP - 2001 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz - 98 pts! It is always a treat to taste Australia's most famous wine Penfolds' Grange cuvee the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues. The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz the others being 1951 1952 1963 1999 and 2000. Aged 17 months in 100% American oak and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim with a stunning perfume of blueberries blackberries chocolate graphite and earth it boasts good acidity huge tannins magnificent concentration and a multilayered textured mouthfeel. It is a big but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years and be at its best between 2010-2030+. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2001
Rating 98+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location
Producer Penfolds
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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