1995 Penfolds Grange Bin 95


1995 Penfolds Grange, rated 95Pts Jeremy Oliver drink until 2035. It’s a Grange that has received mixed reviews but nevertheless it is still

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1995 Penfolds Grange is the 45th consecutive vintage of this famous Australian wine. The 1995 Penfolds Grange isn’t considered a classic Grange or an “A” Grade Grange and there are some mixed reviews about this vintage. One camp suggests its passed it’s best and would have been better consumed young and the other camp believes it still has some way to go and the best is ahead of it.

If points are your thing, an interesting observation is a 95Pts rating by Jeremy Oliver with a drink til 2035+ and an 88Pts rating by Campbell Mattinson with a drink til 2015. Obviously we need to consider where / when / bottle condition etc of these tastings.

The 1995 Penfolds Grange is deep crimson in colour. It displays all the hallmarks that you would come to expect of Penfolds Grange, it complex, with concentrated plum, raspberry/blackberry aromas and hints of leather/dark chocolate/spice aroma’s The palate is sinuous and long, with cassis/prune/briary flavours, sweet gingerbread oak characters and dense firm, leafy tannins. The 1995 Penfolds Grange is a blend of shiraz 94% and cabernet sauvignon 6%. Fruit for the 1995 Penfolds Grange was sourced from vineyards located in the Barossa Valley, including the Kalimna Vineyard and Magill Estate. It was a difficult vintage, but careful selection of intensely flavoured grapes from old shiraz vines produced a wine that exceeded vintage expectations. The 1995 Penfolds Grange spent 17 months in new American oak.