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1981 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Magnum
1 x 1500ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewThe ’81 is a picture of mid-‘80’s Grange, elegant, refined and beautifully structured. Ageing gracefully, the wine is a lovely combination of plum, cherry and Christmas cake with a striking overtone of sweet and smoky meat adding to the complexity of a great wine.
Winemaker's NoteNo other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony.
Appearance: Dense purple/red in colour.
Nose: Smoky/meaty/spicy aromas and some toasty oak characters, also showing vanilla and coffee overtones.
Palate: A combination of rich, fleshy, chocolaty and smoky flavours are balanced with pronounced tannins and length, resulting in a wine of immense concentration and powerful structure.
Reviews and Accolades
"Deep brick red. Earthy/meaty/cedar/demi-glace aromas with some farmyard characters. The palate is generous and powerful with plenty of chocolate/meaty/cedar flavours and fine loose-knit but ample, chalky tannins. A firmly structured wine. Probably best to drink soon. 89% shiraz, 11% cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide), Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide), Clare Valley, Coonawarra blend. A warm, hot, drought-affected summer followed by a warm dry vintage."
Andrew Caillard - The Rewards of Patience VI
Please note: Image of 750ml bottle, product is 1.5L Boxed Magnum **Like all our wines over 5 years of age, this bottle is sold as is. No returns or refunds accepted.**