Penfolds Grange Bin 95 2013


Penfolds Grange Bin 95


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Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Type of product
Still Wine
Regulated designation
Table wine
South Australia
Shiraz 96 %
Cabenet Sauvignon 4 %
Alcohol percentage
Aging vessel type
in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
Length of aging
20 months
Total acidity
6.8 g/l
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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...

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Winemaking notes

Dry and warm conditions, coupled with lower than average yields resulted in fruit showing strong, structural tannins and wines of great intensity and encouraging flavour. The Magill Estate fruit was harvested in pristine condition, hand-picked on February 14th and 15th 2013.

Tasting notes

No gaps, a densely-packed structural continuum. Not huge, not massive, yet taut, muscular, feisty. A black palimpsest - black fruits, black liquorice, black pudding, black fig, black cardamom.... Granitic chewy tannins linger and coat; oak all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami.

Press reviews

Wine Align

- 98 points -

John Szabo, January 2019

''2013 Grange will surely go down as one of the great vintages of of the 21st century for this Australian, and world, icon. It's a monumentally rich and concentrated vintage, dripping with dense black fruit, on the edge of ripe/overripe, but like most Granges, falls on the right side of the balance. Beyond the compoted fruit is a world of savoury, sun dried black olives, dried and fresh thyme and oregano, fresh road tar, cold fireplace and charcoal; layers and layers are revealed in the glass. The palate has utterly beguiling texture, silky-smooth, supple but with abundant, velvety tannins cosseted in masses of fruit extract. Length is nothing short of exceptional. A truly monumental wine that I would expect to reach an ideal drinking window sometime in the mid-twenties, or hold into the middle of the century without doubt. Tasted January 2019.''

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Wine Align

- 97 points -

John Szabo, January 2019

''The 2012 Grange falls on the fresher, lighter side in the relative context of this splendid wine, still of course a muscular and powerful Shiraz (with 2% cabernet in this vintage), yet appealingly sinewy and taut, brimming with tension and energy. I also love the savoury side, always a part of grange, but nicely pronounced here, offering a cedar, sandalwood, cigar box, fresh tobacco leaf and cold smoke inflected expression. Beneath this lies ripe blueberry fruit, blackberry compote, framed by firm, still-edgy tannins, grippy and dusty, still some years away from prime enjoyment. This will appeal to fans of more restrained and firm vintages, less opulent and immediately hedonistic than some editions, but should age extremely well and gain in complexity heading further into the appealingly savoury end of the spectrum. Best 2022-2040.''

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James Suckling

- 96 points -

October 2017

''A good Grange, approachable yet impressive, it is reminiscent of the 2009. Smells of deep ripe dark plum and redder fruits, the oak jumps in and out of the nose, quite rich blackberry compote, dark spices, tar and earth. There’s density and depth in the palate, this embraces the full bodied and fully ripe capacity of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate fruit. The fruit is persistent, commanding and dense, it delivers power in a more traditional shape. Best from 2022 and two or more decades hence.''

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