This 2015 release of Penfolds Grange was sourced from a number of South Australian regions (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate). It’s made using 98% shiraz and 2% cabernet sauvignon. It saw, of course, 100% new American oak, for 20 months.
There are clear notes of coconut here, indeed more than I can ever remember in a young Grange. The combination of richness, length, tannin spread and balance places this straight in the realms of the elite. Individual descriptors: who cares. It’s deep, bold, muscular and dark, and it delivers all this in svelte, satiny, seductive fashion. This 2015 release of Grange is no disappointment. Indeed it’s as good as you’d hope and/or expect. The finish: it soars.
97Pts, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
99Pts, James Halliday
100Pts, Nick Stock