1996, Penfolds, Grange

South Australia, Australia

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2006-2025

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 01-Feb-2002

Rich, concentrated and intense, the 2014 Grange delivers exactly what we've come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It's full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic, it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standards. Gago doesn't rate the vintage overall that highly, but he says the selection this year for Grange was a bit more stringent and that production levels were just average. There are still over 1,000 cases for the United States.