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1972 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange
1 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewAt over 40 years of age the 1972 Grange is fully mature and certainly ready for drinking with sweet blackberry fruit now softened to reveal a core of spice, earth and cedar complexity with some grainy tannins still providing backbone and structure. At peak and best drinking over the next two or three years.
Winemaker's NoteThe 1972 Penfolds Grange is a blend of 90 per cent Shiraz and 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine won a gold and four other medals at Australian wine shows in 1973, 1976 and 1977. Another outstanding vintage for Grange.
Appearance: Medium brick red.
Nose: Complex and vibrant, sweet, meaty/truffly fruit with perfumed apricot/marmalade and black fruit notes.
Palate: Concentrated and textured with sweet, briary, apricot-like fruit and touches of star anise. Fine dry tannins and excellent length. A remarkable wine.
Reviews and Accolades
"Medium deep brick red. Lovely cedar/sweet-fruit/hazelnut/polished leather aromas and flavours with some plum/walnut notes. The palate is still fresh and elegant with plenty of fruit sweetness and fine, lacy cedary tannins. Finishes chewy firm. A controversial vintage, but this was a very good bottle. 90% shiraz, 10% cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide), Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide), Coonawarra blend. A very good Grange vintage, but a batch was unintentionally oxidised during bottling, resulting in significant bottle variation. A mild, dry growing season and vintage."
Andrew Caillard - The Rewards of Patience VI
Please note: **Like all our wines over 5 years of age, this bottle is sold as is. No returns or refunds accepted.**