“This wine is utterly amazing in every way. It is also the finest Grange aroma I have ever had the pleasure of inhaling and this includes all of the older vintages I have tasted, too. This is a complete wine. Nothing more is needed and nothing here could be let go without detracting from the whole. It is perfect. It is also the essence of two very important and powerful entities – the legend that is Grange and also the mind-blowing vintage that is 2010. This means that it has Grange’s majesty tempered by the restraint, intensity, beauty and composure of 2010. It is very dark, intensely so, and yet this class of malevolence has never been so alluring. This is the finest wine I have tasted this year, not least because it meticulously hunts down out every single taste bud in your system urgently before hypnotising it for evermore rather than blasting it, senselessly, with a shotgun. Heavenly, enchanting, forthright and mesmerising it is a wine you simply must taste. Drink from 2020-2050.” 20++/20 (AUD $800)

The Wine Spectator ranks Penfolds Grange 2010 a monster 98 points, and a collectible, in it’s recent January 2015 online edition. read the review.

Penfolds Grange 2010 (South Australia) – Rated 98 Points (Wine Spectator Insider – Harvey Steiman) – Price USD$850 / 371 cases Imported
“Focused, elegant, powerful and layered, exhibiting plum, currant, floral, spice and coffee flavors that come together seamlessly and persist on the long, complex finish. This has presence and deftness in equal measure, with well-integrated tannins. Best from 2018 through 2030.”

The World of Fine Wine Magazine names the Penfolds Grange 2001 ‘The One’ in recent vertical tasting!

The World Of Fine Wine Magazine extract from the article Penfolds Top Reds 1952-2006. Every five years, Australia’s most famous wine company holds an extraordinary series of tastings at which a few fortunate guests, sitting alongside most of the past and present winemakers, sample almost every wine it has ever produced: most recently, some 600 bottles spanning six decades.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/penfolds-top-reds-19522006-4204671

Penfolds Grange 2001
“Black/purple. Blueberry hill nose (the authentic signature, according to Gago, of Barossa Shiraz, and this is 100% Barossa Shiraz, half from the Kalimna vineyard), but much more complex than fruit alone, with an all-enveloping spice and well-integrated wood. Deceptive scale, so effortlessly is it conveyed. Dry but fresh, with a long and harmonious finish that should fill out very well over many years. Hugely promising. Drink 2010-40.” Neil Beckett – Rated 18/20.

Penfolds Grange 1996                                                                                                                                                                                                                Black/purple. An intense, finely focused nose, fresher if less rich than the great 1998. Elegant entry, instantly recognizable as a beautifully detailed, carefully extracted, classically styled wine. Still very youthful, but exquisitely made, with the precision and tension of a top Bordeaux or Northern Rhône (Latour or Chave) in a great vintage. A real thoroughbred. Drink to 2040.” Neil Beckett – Rated  18.5/20.

Le Clos In Dubai sells Penfolds Grange Collection spanning 60 years!

Penfolds Grange Spanning 60 Years Goes on Sale at Le Clos in Dubai international Airport
The collection has been assembled as international wine enthusiasts and investors seek alternatives to classic Bordeaux brands that still dominate the fine wine market. While prices of top Bordeaux have dropped 40 percent from their 2011 peak, auction demand has focused increasingly on historic wines from Burgundy, Italy and the New World.

The Wine Spectator ranks Penfolds Grange 2009 as a collectible, in it’s recent July online edition. read the review.

  Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz (South Australia) – Rated 94 Points – The Wine Spectator (USA) 94 points / $850 / 406 cases imported Aromatically pure, with beautiful focus to the blueberry, black currant, espresso and cream character. In the mouth this sprouts prickly tannins and picks up a distinct tomato leaf note that sends the wine in a different direction. This has depth, length and plenty of ripeness without excess weight, but lacks the complete harmony of the best vintages. Best from 2016 through 2030.—Harvey Steiman July 2014

U.K. Wine critic Matthew Jukes says Penfolds St.Henri 2010 “is phenomenal in every way, and merits a perfect 20/20 rating.”

“I felt palpably nervous before tasting this wine. To my mind, it was the most important wine of the whole event. I have been waiting for this taste for four years. Harvest conditions meant that this had to be a great vintage for St. Henri. But how great? That was the only question. I never will wines to win 20s in my notes. They just happen without me questioning it. Perfect wines don’t have to try too hard. For me, this is the finest young St. Henri I have ever tasted. It is phenomenal in every way. I cannot imagine how it could be bettered. I like it more than the fêted 1990 and 1971.

Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010 “It is 100% Shiraz and it draws on fruit from all corners of the State. The clarity of message from start to finish is arresting. Gago picked out a few vineyards in the Adelaide Hills to try to explain just how this wine has benefited from the aromatic purity of the fruit from these parts – Waterfall Gully, Rostrevor and Paracombe. They add wistful spice and heavenly floral notes to the already majestic drive and intensity of fruit. The tannins are awesome and you already know that the oak is old! It provides the wooden stage for this heavenly beauty to entrance your whole being. Dense damson and blueberry notes cavort – the whole experience is almost transcendental. Epic and thrilling I couldn’t spit it out. I couldn’t whiplash it out of my mouth even if I was crashed into at speed while waiting for a red light to change. Weirdly it wasn’t swallowed either – it was subsumed into my soul.Perfect 20/20 ++ March 2014.” www.matthewjukes.com

James Halliday reviews Penfolds ‘Bin 170′ Kalimna Block C Shiraz 2010 at A$1,800 per bottle

James Halliday’s latest reviews of the Penfolds Icon range released on May 1st 2014

Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2009
“From the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate, 98% shiraz and 2% cabernet sauvignon; it finished its fermentation in 100% new American oak hogsheads and was matured therein for 18 months. The bouquet has sweet and savoury spices, the palate with licorice and black fruits; oak is riding high, but will be relegated to second place as the wine comes into balance around 2030.”14.5% ABV; Cork. James Halliday – Rated 97 Points

Penfolds Bin 170 Kalimna Block C Shiraz 2010
“Early in its fermentation in 2010 it was clear this would be an utterly exceptional shiraz, and a hasty decision to complete its fermentation in French (not American) oak was taken, then 16 months in 55% new hogsheads. The aromas are hyper-fragrant, the silk and velvet palate of extreme length and finesse. drink to 2055;” 14.5% ABV; Cork.  $1800  James Halliday – Rated 98 Points

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2011
A blend of 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa. It ripples with cassis, dark chocolate and hints of tar; its texture and structure are exceptional, reflecting Penfolds’ savvy in tannin management. drink to 2035;” 14.5% ABV; Screw Cap. James Halliday – Rated 96 Points

Penfolds Latest News- Recorking Clinics 2014 Australian Dates

The Penfolds Recorking Clinics are a unique free service offered by Penfolds that provide an opportunity to have a Penfolds winemaker assess your Penfolds wines which are 15 years or older. Clinics are conducted approximately every two years and will next be held on the following dates in 2014:

Brisbane 5th & 6th August 2014
Sydney 19th – 21st August 2014
Melbourne 2nd – 4th September 2014
Adelaide 17th & 18th September 2014
Perth 1st & 2nd October 2014
Canberra 30th October 2014
Hobart 6th November 2014