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Penfolds Grange 1500ml


Shiraz 1979 90 Wine Information Available 2 $2,995.00

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Winery Region:Barossa Valley

Wine Name:Grange





Robert Parker Rating:90

1979 Penfolds Grange Shiraz Red 1500ml

Notes In Stock Price Qty
Original Wood Box 2 $2,995.00

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90 Points Robert Parker

A blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, Max Schubert commented in 1993 that this vintage was "not quite up to the mark." For technicians, this was the last vintage to use white capsules on the bottle, with Penfolds moving to the crimson red foils in 1980. The wine is deep ruby garnet with an unusual nose of root vegetables mixed with cola, caramel, black currant, and tar. Relatively attenuated in the finish, but sweet on the attack, this wine seems to be narrowing out, with the tannins becoming increasingly dominant. If this is typical of the direction the evolution of this wine is taking, it is not reassuring. The wine is certainly still full, but may ultimately tend to dry out rather than blossom and prove expansive. This is a vintage to monitor closely.
Source: Robert Parker ( by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2002

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