1962 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz, in excellent condition, wine level is base of neck, label in very good condition. After the 1955 Penfolds Grange, the 1962 Penfolds Grange is the second most successful Grange in Australian wine shows with 4 trophies and 20 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. This vintage Grange is becoming rare but some bottles do bob up for sale from time to time. A 1962 Penfolds Grange with fill levels around base of neck are invariably drinking well. During production bottles were labelled Bin numbers 59, 95, 456, 59A. This vintage, along with the 1952 and 1953 saw production in half (375ml) as well as full (750ml) bottles.
Winemaker comments by Penfolds Rewards of Patience, Edition VI
The wine is deep brick red in colour. The nose is vintage Grange with mature and fragrant mocha, chocolate, leather, menthol and cedar aromas. The palate is mouth-filling, it is a rich and exuberant wine with fresh, sweet mocha, demi-glace/ripe sweet-fruit flavours, the wine also has an underlying cedar/vanillin notes and fine-grained, chocolaty tannins. It finishes firm and long. It is an amazing wine and still in its prime. Grapes were sourced from the Magill Estate, Kalimna Vineyard and Adelaide Hills. Vintage conditions were ideal, a copybook season which was warm and dry. This wine is made from Shiraz (87%), Cabernet Sauvignon (13%), it was matured in new American oak for 18 months. Bottles in excellent condition still have plenty of legs and should see good drinking through until 2018.