Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2015
The Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2015 is opaque, a dark core with a lighter deep red concession on rim. The nose has eruption of fruits. At once lively and expressive, conceding Grange personality yet still not revealing all. Dark coffee grind, malt and tapenade merge with black earths, almost verging on peat.
Mandated V.A and formic notes propel a slurry of dark-skinned berried fruits, flirting with dark liquorice and soy. Oak completely hidden, long since absorbed. Now, back to the glass for a second sniff! The palate initially the ‘enlivened’ dark fruits of a Christmas pudding or boiled fruitcake mix demand attention. But there’s much more to complement these fruits – impressions of ironstone, graphite, iodine, black ink, and a black pudding viscosity. Formidable, meshed tannins – texturally honeycombed, without the honey! Oak has entwined itself invisible. Yes, every barrel still new, and completion of fermentation off skins in barrel still Grange modus operandi.
No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz 98%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Vintage - 2015
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.9%