Penfolds Grange 2006

98% Barossa Valley Shiraz & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 

The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti Brown) – Rated 98+ Points
2006 Penfolds ‘Grange’ Shiraz – “Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (98%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored, it’s still a little youthfully mute, offering notes of warm cherries, black currants, anise, coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy, yeast extract, black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate, the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage, but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long, complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+.

The Robb Report Best of the Best 2012: International Red Wines:    
“Peter Gago, chief winemaker since 2002, has rendered another oenological tour de force with the Penfolds Grange 2006, an, inky yet elegant elixer that evokes flavours of red cherry, blackberry, bittersweet chocolate, rosemary,curry, and mint.”