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Penfolds Grange Shiraz 1999 750ml

Penfolds Grange Shiraz 1999 750ml


Expert Reviews

Wine Spectator - 94pts- Not quite as broad and generous as riper vintages, but tremendously classy, offering smoky, earthy blackberry, plum and currant fruit that compete effectively against cedary oak on the long finish. The flavors gain with each sip, fanning out impressively. It's tight now, but it could age beautifully. Best after 2009. 8,000 cases made.-HS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 pts - The 1999 Grange does not come close to such great Granges as the 1998, 1996, 1991, and 1990. Dense ruby/purple to the edge, with a bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and floral-like aromas, and medium to full body, the 1999 has an acid punch, but also tremendous layers of fruit and extract. Not massive, but elegant and nicely layered, it requires another 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12-15 years. - Oct 2004

James Halliday's Wine Companion - 95 pts - Concentrated blackberry and licorice fruit, the oak perfectly integrated. A powerful, masculine style, a touch more austere than the '98.Date tasted 8 Jul 2003. Drink by 2029

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