Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

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LOT 568
PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 (1) WA 94+
PENFOLDS GRANGE 1994 (1) WA 94
  • PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 (1) WA 94+
PENFOLDS GRANGE 1994 (1) WA 94

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PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 (1)

South Australia.
wrinkled label

The 1990 performed well in the tasting, but, along with the 1980, was the least impressive of these Granges. The 1990 is loosely knit, seems to border on overripeness with its jammy character, and has a slightly more aggressive style of tannin ... or are the acids more pronounced? It is certainly outstanding, displaying full body along with a classic smoky, blackberry, cassis, pepper, and forest floor-scented bouquet. Of all these wines, it appears to be the most evolved. June 2009 WA 94+

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1994 (1)

South Australia.
u. bn.

A substantial 11% of the 1994 Grange is Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's most clearly apparent on the elegant, leafy, floral nose. On the palate, it's more clearly Grange and Shiraz-like, with plenty of weight and richness along with flavors of dried fruit, roasted meat and mocha, but there's also a sense that it's starting to lighten and become approachable/mature. Drink now or hold up to another 10 years or so. October 2018 Drink: 2018-2030 WA 94

2 bts.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,212
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