2008, Penfolds, Grange

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 100

Drinking Dates: 2020-2035

Critic: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Tasted: 31-Oct-2014

Very deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 Grange reveals a truly decadent nose with tons of spices, fruit cake and black & blue fruit compote notes along with nuances of chocolate and potpourri. The full and rich, multi-layered palate has a little oak still showing, it is going through a little bit of a structural stand-out stage, but it doesn't detract on the long and complex finish. It still needs a good few years to develop, though this very opulent, expressive Grange shows the very best of this vintage and the vineyards it hails from.