Penfolds Grange 1999 Cork Closure (Mint Condition)

Penfolds Rewards Of Patience Sixth Edition 2012 – **** A very fine Penfolds vintage.
“Impenetrable deep red/purple; blackberry and blueberry fruit interwoven with perfectly tuned malty, savoury oak with liquorice and anise notes hovering above. Upon sitting there is a whirling aromatic shift, the wine becoming more complex, deeper, richer and darker. Layers of fruit, with blackberry and blueberry to the fore, as suggested by the nose. An underlying tarriness and new oak are seemlessly absorbed. A mass of fine grained tannins court a firm, tight finish of great length. The wine possesses the essential ingredients of the marque, richness, harmony and balance. A fitting Grange release to end the 1900’s, with decades of life ahead.”

The Wine Spectator – Rated 94 Points
*Collectibles* …Tremendously classy, offering smoky, earthy blackberry, plum and currant fruit that compete effectively against cedary oak on the long finish. The flavors gain with each sip, fanning out impressively. It’s tight now, but it could age beautifully. Tasted September 2004.

The Australian Wine Companion (James Halliday) – Rated 95 points
“Concentrated blackberry and licorice fruit, the oak perfectly integrated. A powerful, masculine style, a touch more austere than the ’98.” Tasted July 2003.