Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 1971
Note - there is minor label damage to this bottle. Please see pictures.
Grange is both Penfolds and Australia's most famous 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 climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds' multivineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
This wine is a blend of 87 per cent Shiraz and 13 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and created a sensation when it won gold and topped its class at the Gault-Millau Wine Olympiad in Paris in 1979, beating the best Rhone Valley wines. It also won a trophy, four gold, four silver and five bronze medals at Australian wine shows between 1971 and 1982.
If you had to point to a wine which fulfilled all the ambitions of Grange, it would have to be 1971. It was a great wine from a vintage that was great throughout South Australia - Max Schubert, 1993
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz 87%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley, South Australia
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.3%