Penfolds Icon Grange Shiraz
$800.00** Suggested retail price
About this winery
The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted their vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the...
2014v PENFOLDS Grange: Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 29, 2018 “Shows a cooler and more savory style from the get go. Darker, spicy aromas with notes of clove and soy, blackberries, bracken and wood, dried orange and dark chocolate. The depth of flavor is undeniable. There's elegance here too, in the sense that it is chiseled and contained, only broadening out at the finish. This has some growth to come in the bottle. Peter Gago’s description of the tannins as 'slaty' is spot on; they are dark, stony and slick, smooth and strong. The flavors hang long into a tight, toasty and spicy finish. Luxuriant, long and powerful. A blend of 98 per cent shiraz and two per cent cabernet sauvignon, sourced from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Clare Valley and Magill Estate. 20 months in 100 per cent new American-oak hogsheads. Try from 2025 and best after 2030.” -Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 29, 2018 2014V Grange - Wine Allign: John Szabo Barossa Valley (63%), McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully (included in Grange for the first time), Coonawarra, and Clare Valley. 20 months in new American Oak hogshead. 14.5%. A very accessible vintage, at the more hedonistic end of the spectrum, like the 2004, for example. I don’t find this over the top, though it’s certainly engaging up front, bold but not overtly flashy. Tannins are broad and firm, big, and long-chained; there’s plenty of stuffing to ensure long-term ageing. Excellent length and depth. This vintage will please widely no doubt. Best after 2024.