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2018 Penfolds Grange

Barossa ValleyRedAustralianPrivate CellarHighly RecommendNew Arrivals

$ 979.00 AUD


The 2018 vintage across South Australia was superb. It was warm, but without incident, and responsible for powerfully ripe, serious wines. This Grange in particular will go down in history as one of the best ever made. 100/100

Region - Barossa Valley

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Penfolds Private Collection

Grape - Shiraz/Syrah

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Spiced raspberry, lashings of salted licorice, red curry paste, layers of forest berries, rendered lamb fat and crushed pink peppercorns to start. In the mouth, the tannins close around the fruit ...This is polished and glossy and so very pretty.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Herbals, Meaty, Nuttiness, Oak, Spices, Tannins

Body type




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Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


Expert review

It contains 3% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, and 69% Barossa, 18% McLaren Vale and the balance from Clare Valley. Each of the regions brings with it its own characteristics. Barossa brings the red dirt, blood, deli meat and rust. McLaren Vale brings the plush purple fruits with a side of meat and licorice. Clare brings the polish, the opulence and the velvet texture. With their powers combined, this is an extraordinary Grange. One of the true greats, which will only get better as it ages. Drink 2028 - 2058

Erin Larkin

The Grape

Shiraz or Syrah

Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!