The Australian Wine Companion (James Halliday) – Rated 97 Points
“Penfolds Grange 1994 – Dense red-purple; the typically rich and powerful bouquet has layers of dark berry fruit and integrated and balanced oak. What makes it unusual is the distinct hint of chocolate, which appears again on the silkily powerful palate. Here there is an array of all of the fruit flavours one could possibly expect, but once again that touch of dark Swiss chocolate adding an intriguing note. The oak balance and integration is better than any five-year-old Grange I can remember, the tannins perfectly balanced into the bargain. Drink 2014 to 2024.”

The Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman) – Rated 96 Points
“A magnificent edifice of a wine, elegant and refined in structure but dripping with flavor–a virtual cascade of plum, black cherry, blackberry, anise, pepper and exotic spices that lingers on the finish; this just doesn’t quit.” Tasted October 1999.