Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz 1996

9.650 ratings on Delectable
$449

Firm in texture, with slightly gritty tannins around a gorgeous beam of black cherry, blueberry and plum flavors. This is beautifully focused and complete on the nose, but it's a bit chewy on the palate. Built for aging. Needs some rich food to balance the tannins at this point. Gets better as it warms in the glass... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Matthew Rose Delectable Pro

Jaw dropped

Jaw dropped

10

Brian Saunders

Whoa...

Whoa...

10

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

I'mI'm not to fond of the smokey, tarry notes on the nose here; it's like American barrels with far to much toast added to them. The minty addition is great, as is the flawless fruit, BUT it's hard to to find due to the overwhelming oak regime. I like it much better on the palate; serious drive here! A bit hot on the finish and it lacks that hint of elegance which makes Grange a great wine. 1996 is not there. Period.

I'mI'm not to fond of the smokey, tarry notes on the nose here; it's like American barrels with far to much toast added to them. The minty addition is great, as is the flawless fruit, BUT it's hard to to find due to the overwhelming oak regime. I like it much better on the palate; serious drive here! A bit hot on the finish and it lacks that hint of elegance which makes Grange a great wine. 1996 is not there. Period.

8.9

Rubychick Delectable Pro

Saturday afternoon with some Manchego and Hoummus. Casual, spicy and tawny.

Saturday afternoon with some Manchego and Hoummus. Casual, spicy and tawny.

9.3