1998 Penfolds Grange

Regular price £399.00 Save £-399.00
1 in stock
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
1998 Penfolds Grange
The 1998 vintage of Penfolds Grange may rank amongst the very finest released.
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Tasting Notes

Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilizes fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured 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. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.

Colour 

Bright, almost impenetrable dark red.

Nose

The nose is youthful and intense with dark, ripened Satsuma plum fruits rising above a base of liqueured dark chocolate and licorice. Overtones of malt, toasty barrel-ferment and nutty oak meld effortlessly into an exquisitely aromatic
offering.

Palate

The palate displays intense layering of fruit - raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry - laced with licorice and oak. The power of the fruit at the fore is balanced with ripe velvety tannins, offering an alluring even-textured palate with
remarkable length.

 

Comments

"A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades.

98+ Points/Drink 2009-2039" - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Please Note

A collector's item! We believe this wine to be wonderful - however, as with all aged wines, it comes with a 'Buyers be aware' clause, and some labels may not be perfect. If you have any queries, please just drop us an email or give us a call!

Specifications

Year 1998
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 97% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Country Australia
Alcohol content
14.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential
Now to 2045 - Penfolds Rewards of Patience VI Edition, 2008.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Beef, Cheese & Lamb
Origin Multi-regional
Appellation South Australia