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Despite carrying many different Bin numbers in the early years, Grange was always labelled Bin 95 from the 1970 vintage. This wine is a favourite of Don Ditter, who worked at Penfolds from 1946 and succeeded Max Schubert as Chief Winemaker in 1975. Appearance: Medium brick red. Nose: Complex, mature smoked oyster and truffle aromas with some stocky sweetness. Palate: Beginning to fade, with some sweet but over- developed fruit and earthy leather characters. Plenty of grip but drying out. Please note: **Like all our wines over 5 years of age, this bottle is sold as is. No returns or refunds accepted.**
Average vintage. Medium brick-red/tawny russet colour. Quite a pleasantly mellow aged bouquet. Some complexity, rather drying gritty tannins, but the wine is pretty good overall. The palate has a leanness to it and an elegance, and is still drinking very well.
Medium to light brick-red/ruby colour. Chocolate and old cigarbox aromas, earthy and meaty and clean. A trace of aged mint from the cabernet. Intense, full and rich in the mouth, fleshy and smooth. A lovely wine in great nick with excellent balance and superb velvety texture. Long and complete.
Bright, medium to deep yellow colour. 'Buttered toast' bouquet, a hint of almond meal: lovely and classical. Tangy, high acid entry, then a lean and nervy, taut palate with good flavour not showing all that much age really. Must have been an austere youngster. Still a bit that way and demands food.
Deepish brick-red colour, tawnty rim. Fruitcake aromas, touch of raisin, nice mellow old wine. The palate is smooth and dry, with fine powdery tannins running through it. Moderate length only. Good wine, a touch rustic; but not a great vintage.