Pullohinta: 519,00 €
/ South Australia, Australia
Peter Gagon, Penfoldsin pääviinintekijän arvio Grange 2011 -viinistä:
COLOUR: Deep and dense dark red
NOSE: Instantly Grange – aromatically heralded from glass to nose via trademark formic and barrel ferment markers. Majestic. Arguably a less-regal unfolding of sarsaparilla, creamy soda/cola-root beer nuances (how can this be?!), synergised with black (not red) liquorice and soy. A 17 month sojourn in 100% new oak is certainly well-hidden – more than a disguise, complete concealment. Archetypal North Barossa fruits extolling every varietal Shiraz variant!
PALATE: Revealingly, what initially appear to be reticent repressed fruits…soon overtly ascend – blackberry blackcurrant, fig, rhubarb, quince. A follow-up emission of black olive, shaved truffle, vanillin, boot polish, cola, ristretto coffee…with oak all but soaked up. Proper, pronounced and peripheral grippy tannins input texturally, endorsing what is already a formidable structure, with impressive length, depth and weight. Lively, assured…not trying too hard to be something it isn’t.
PEAK DRINKING: 2018 – 2045
LAST TASTED: July 2015