Penfolds Grange Wine Dinner at Botrini's (Botrini's Restaurant Athens): Third flight. We had it side by side with the '02 vintage and it was pared with thick hand made papardelle with truffled duck ragout which was an excellent match. The '00 was one of the highlights of the night for me and one of the most atypical Grange vintages. Nose which could almost pass for a heady hot vintage Rhone with plummy and floral scents. Full bodied and dense with firm chewey tannins it was a pleasure for the senses!
2hour decant, massive nose, petroleum, oak and black anis with layers of ripe black fruit....that said, it's about where it all ended, the actual juice never caught up with the screamingly good nose,,,but if it does it will easily go to 94-6 pts. Just as you would expect being 15 yrs old no problem with age at this point.
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