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Penfolds Grange 2006

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"A profound and complete offer - akin to a mix of the 2002 and 2004 Grange
vintages respectively... not a bad credential on any curriculum vitae! If one
were to propagate the Penfolds 'sixes' vintage roll-out pattern - it's probably
more like the '86 & '96 than the '76" - P.Gago, April 2011


VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Magill
GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz
(98%) Cabernet (2%)
MATURATION Matured for 18 months in 100% new American oak
hogsheads
COLOUR Deep blood-red, dense core
NOSE Very Penfolds, very
Barossa, very Grange! Scents, now five years in the making, weave their charm -
this aromatic quilt's first-noted brightest colours are panaforte fig and quince
paste alongside cured/smoked meats. Its fabric is meshed with spice - cinnamon,
vanillin pod, nutmeg and black pepper - tempered by teppanyaki sauces,
amaretto/almond. A dark thread connects - black liquorice, olive and fresh
Arabica coffee-bean and soy. Background nutty oak (Brazil nut) beneath, yet
barely noticed.
PALATE Freshness and balance are welcomed, yet confuse... a
few sips remind of the oft-used reference 'iron fist in a velvet glove'. All is
not as it seems! Firm throughout and across palate - reverent tannins and oak
convey & propel flavours of slow-roasted lamb (avec jus), dark chocolate,
cola, maraschino, with a menthol/rosemary lift to finish. Alluringly, a plush
satin/cashmere mouthfeel compounds the initial confusion - accessible, yet
poised to evolve and complex over many decades.

Bottle Size 750ml
Closure Cork
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2006
Winemaker Peter Gago
Grape Shiraz (Syrah), Cabernet Sauvignon

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