Red

2008 Penfolds Grange

Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
Drink between 2021 - 2044 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • xScottx wrote:

    May 18, 2019 - Massive wine. Powerful nose of black fruits preserves, jam, prune, ripe blackberry, plum, chocolate, vanilla, sweet spices, cigar, meat.
    Really youthful on the palate, great acid and tannin. So much raw power. Blackberry preserves, ripe plum, raisin, prune, spice, blackpepper, vanilla, cloves.
    Hugely impressive wine. Very young. This wine can easily age for 20-30 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Peter John Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 25, 2018 - Decanted 30 minutes prior to drinking.
    And what we had was a massive wine! ....it softened over the next hour.
    Oodles of dark fruit, plenty of acidity, drying tannins and a very very long finish.
    Suspect we should wait another 5 years till we try our next bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • steak&pizza Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 11, 2018 - My first experience of Grange. Intense but velvety. Just incredible balance of power and elegance. This is a more elegant style compared to the Astralis and The Runrigs that I have tasted. So beautiful.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DSo Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 28, 2018 - Bottle breathe for 2 hours and then decant for an hour. Spice, cocoa, dark chocolate, blackberry. Powerful structure with very good complexity and depth, so impressive. The sweet, silky and smooth tannins, follow by a 30+ second after taste, classy and sexy. Definitely the best Grange I have ever had. I will say it just started entering the drinking window, and can be aged for 30+ years at least.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 28, 2018 - Blow out gorgeous wine. Decanted for two hours. A gorgeous nose with spice, black currant, cinnamon, and cedarwood. The palate bursted out with lush dark fruit with impeccable balance and endless length. The flavours was mouth coating without weight. Lots of underlying substance and structure. Immense upside from aging.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • 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
  • UPC Codes 012354000247, 012354000766, 012354000773, 9310297001125, 9310297004058, 9310297004164, 9310297006540, 9310297654871

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 66 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,971 (90%)
  • Consumed 247 (8%)

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