Crown Rewards: Members earn 6000 points per bottle*
Origin: Multi-Regional, South Australia
Tasting Note: Produced from 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon the 2010 Penfolds Grange was matured for 17 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. A total saturate of colour it displays an opaque, glass staining inky black core with an impenetrable dark purple black hue. Showing incredible intensity a kaleidoscope of aromas fills the nostrils including liquorice, ripe blackberries, dark plums, dark chocolate, a hint of violet, vanillin oak, light mocha and spice. Full bodied, rich and possessing substantial presence and power, a wall of fruit hits the palate in explosive fashion delivering layer upon layer of flavours. Ripe blackberries, dark plums and liquorice are to the fore followed by some dark chocolate, vanillin oak, confectionary and spice. Firm chewy tannins act as a buffer to the huge core of fruit and provide the wine with its muscular rock like stance. Finishes with a long sustained aftertaste of ripe blackberries, liquorice, dark chocolate, vanillin oak and spice. Bordering on perfection this wine will inevitably crack the magical 100 points as it develops further complexity with bottle age. There is not the slightest question this will be one of the greatest Granges in the pantheon of '52, '55, '71, '96 and '06. Drink by 2060.
Cellaring: Drink 2018 – 2060
Food/Dish: Rare roast beef
Enjoy at: Crown Cellar & Co., Silks, Nobu, Koko
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