Red

1968 Penfolds Grange

Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
Drink between 1982 - 2017 (Edit)
CT87.5 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Goldstone wrote: flawed

    June 4, 2015 - Old Bordeaux Dinner (Hong Kong Country Club, Shouson Hill, Hong Kong): Dense, dusky purple-brick dust red in colour. Nose is slightly oxidised Oloroso sherry that sadly didn't blow off. Palate is sweet, very rich but has a cognac and overly candied boiled sweet element that lacks the usually multidimensionality of an old Grange. Black coal and rather stale molasses. Rather harsh and hot finish. Heady and resonant but clearly an imperfectly kept bottle. Too disappointed to score it but interesting to have drank it. Apparently, another bottle from the same collection opened two days ago was much better. Damn.

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  • bongos Likes this wine:

    May 10, 2013 - Gorgeous layered dark fruits with hints of eculyptus and licorice. Serious brooding bordeaux like structure. Will easily hold for another decade.

  • gb1406 wrote: (95 points)

    December 25, 2011 - I shouldn't have worried about this bottle being spoiled - it was sensational! Very soft and velvety, liquid chocolate really. The only thing spoilt was those that shared the bottle!

  • AJ72 wrote: (80 points)

    August 10, 2010 - Initially it looked like a tokay but then went on to become more like an amontillado sherry. Not sure if this bottle was representative of a truly good bottle but apart from curiosity this was lacking. Sweet fruited palate like christmas cake does have some lightness to the darker aspects but overall couldn't rate this one. With the huge reputation and given the wines age I wouldn't pay any serious money for one of these.

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  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1968
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Shiraz Blend
  • Designation Grange
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (88%)
  • Consumed 7 (12%)

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