1999 Penfolds Grange Bin 95, 750ml
Penfold Winery with over 160 years history. The founder Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold immigrated from London, England to Adelaide, Australia in 1845. He collected some vine branches from the south of France and planted the first batch of grapes near the cottage. Name with his wife's residence name in UK, The Grange. Originally only for brewing wine for pharmaceutical use, but did not expect to embark on the road of Australian wine king.
The 2017 Grange has been highly praised by many authoritative wine critics around the world since its launch. These include 98 points awarded by Huon Hooke, 98 points awarded by Tony Love and 98 points awarded by Tyson Stelzer, which can be said to show the high quality and cellaring strength of the 2017 Grange in advance, which is expected to be comparable to the 1951 first year Grange which broke the auction price. Extraordinary charm.
Penfold's winemaking philosophy is to use sufficient grape resources to make a variety of styles of wines. In addition to The Grange, other wines are also popular.
1999 Penfolds Grange Bin 95
The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92
Dense ruby / purple to the edge, with a bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and floral-like aromas, and medium to full body, the 1999 has an acid punch, but also tremendous layers of fruit and extract. Not massive, but elegant and nicely layered.