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2008 Penfolds Grange
- > South Australia
Community Tasting Notes 17
akinisky Likes this wine: (97 points)
August 9, 2014 - Had this out at dinner alongside a 1996 Chateau Margaux. Two very different wines. This was smooth, deep with oak, vanilla and leather flavors. Opened up quite a bit after an hour plus in the decanter.
June 21, 2014 - Penfolds Tasting (Bin 75): The inkiest wine thus far, also surprised by the amount of sediment in this fairly young bottle; ok now we're talking, sweet cassis, intense, glycerin, vanilla, maduro cigar, blackberry jam, bourbon, smoke; deep, structured, concrete dust, prominent tannin, green pepper, eucalyptus; a monster of a wine that commands your attention, decent now but should cruise past your kids' graduations...from med school.
kernel Likes this wine: (93 points)
May 21, 2014 - hawksmoor penfolds tasting. was the last wine of the night so maybe my taste buds already a bit blitzed . what struck me was how approachable this was. not the tight, tannic, baby i thought it would be.the fruit was very expressive and with steak the tannins hardly noticed. v smooth.
lovely shiraz indeed but in all honesty i recently enjoyed a 2004 st henri just as much so really unless you collect grange why else would you pay up for it.
November 3, 2013 - very dark in colour, almost black. tannins are much subtler than either the RWT or Bin 169. Surprisingly smoothe given its youth. impressive, but i much prefered the Henschke 07 Hill of Grace1 person found this helpful Comment
KVM wrote: (94 points)
October 9, 2013 - Grange tasting at Divino, Calgary; 10/8/2013-10/9/2013 (Divino Bistro, Calgary): Inky, opaque. Mint, sage, blackberry, cherry syrup. Medium body, stewed ripe fruit. Quite firm at this stage. Very long finish. Will live longer than me. Much room to improve.1 person found this helpful Comment
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Penfolds
- Varietal Shiraz Blend
- Designation Grange
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Australia
- Region South Australia
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 67 (5%)
- In Cellars 1138 (92%)
- Consumed 26 (2%)