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Community Tasting Notes (56) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Strong nose of bright red cherry and raspberry, some vanilla, sweet espresso grounds. Hot and oaky. Gets a little perfumey. Tight young strawberry. Striking raspberry on the palate - very juicy. Loads of red berry fruit, rhubarb, and currant. Bit of spice, oregano, on palate. Very comparable to the '84 Grange opened first but with more vibrancy and less development ('84 wasn't that far along anyway). Endless raspberry. Tannins are very big and there is still unresolved oak. Some minerality present. Tough to accept as 27 years old - Super primary - nothing in the way of earth driven notes.

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  • Still very youthful with an almost primary core of ripe raspberry fruit. There's some cedar, vanilla and baked earth as well. It is full and fleshy with ripe tannins and a slightly chewy finish.

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  • Great representative of the brand. Not quite a knock your sox off to get the 95. Opens with intense cedar that evolves into luscious raspberries and Marion berries explosion. Took three hours to open up.

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  • Dark fruit, sweet and alcohol (in a good way) on the nose.
    A lot of dark berries and some oak. Vanilla. Long.
    A very good bottle. Happy to have one more in the cellar:-)

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  • Uncorked six hours in advance but seems not really necessary as its' like a blossom garden upon opening. A lot of residual, thus double-decant should be a good idea but then need to consume it quite. It's from a shoulder vintage which rendered into a elegant and feminine Grange. It didn't have the powerful punch from Shiraz but in fact more Hill of Grace-alike gem. Soft and gentle red fruits with ample acidity. A lovely bottle.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 95 points

    (Penfolds Grange) Bricking dark red violet color; big, lovely, berry, ripe black plum American oak nose; plush, ripe berry, ripe plum, black fruit, mature palate with firm, grippy tannins; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/20/2004, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Penfolds Grange) Oaky, vanilla, blackberry and boysenberry nose; tasty, oaky, blueberry, blackberry palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish

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