Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Hermitage 1987

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PDGG198710 UCAU
  • #1 Most Collected win in Australia
  • 98 Points, Bob Campbell MW
  • Sourced from a premium private cellar
  • 1 or more bottles
    $999.99
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  • Bob Campbell MW
    98 points
  • Huon Hooke
    96 points

Editors notes

Extemely spicy on the nose, with zingy berry and plum character coursing through the palate of typical Grange flavors. Chewy with tannins, but they're finely grained.

- Wine Spectator

Penfolds Grange is Australia's most important wine. Beginning life as an experiment by the visionary that was Max Schubert, Grange has become a wine icon. Officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia, Grange is a multi-regional masterpiece that shows power, concentration and balance to showcase the very best in Australian wine.

Typical of Grange showing strong rich, berry fruit and minty characters with smoky oak overtones. Full, firm, rich palate with excellent concentration of sweet plum and cherry-like fruit, vanilla oak flavours and soft, mouth-filling tannins.

Pairs well with a beef fillet and venison.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Bob Campbell MW

    98
    "Great wine in peak condition. Gobs of ripe berry fruit flavours with a medly of savoury and bottle developed characters. This is truly complex and very long. Still has reasonably firm tannins but they are smothered in sweet fruit. Fantastic wine!"
  • Huon Hooke

    96
    "A superb bottle of this now-mature vintage, which has developed true mature Grange character and is drinking beautifully. Raisins, prunes, rum-and-raisin chocolate, roasting pan scrapings, smoked meats and a hint of crushed ants. Rich and concentrated yet beautifully balanced and sensuous. Great texture. Lovely wine, and perfect with 9 marble-score Wagyu."

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Australia

Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.

Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.

Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.

With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Multi Regional

Multi-regional wines are wines that are made using grapes from multiple regions or even countries. These wines are often blended together to create a unique flavor profile that may be difficult to achieve using grapes from a single region.

Multi-regional wines can be blended from different grape varieties or different vintages. 

Multi-regional wines can also be blended from different countries as well. For example, a wine that combines grapes from Napa Valley, California, and Barossa Valley, Australia, would be multi-regional wine.

Multi-regional wines can offer a unique and complex flavor profile, as well as being a way for winemakers to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

About the brand Penfolds

Penfolds, a renowned winery steeped in history, traces its origins back to 1844 when it was founded by Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, a young English doctor, and his wife Mary. Nestled in Magill, on the outskirts of Adelaide, they established a humble cottage and planted vine cuttings from the South of France, laying the foundation for what would become an iconic winemaking legacy.

Fast forward to 1989, when Peter Gago joined the Penfolds team. With his exceptional talent and expertise, he ascended to the position of Chief Winemaker in 2002, leading a remarkable team of experienced winemakers. Under his guidance, they diligently uphold the traditions set by the previous owners and continually strive for excellence in winemaking.

Central to Penfolds' winemaking philosophy is their signature multi-regional blending approach. By sourcing grapes from diverse regions, such as Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, and McLaren Vale, they craft wines that showcase the finest qualities of each terroir. These wines are a harmonious fusion of flavors, meticulously balanced to achieve an exceptional taste profile.

Penfolds' dedication to quality is evident not only in their grape selection but also in their winemaking techniques. Embracing the use of fine-grained American and French oak, along with barrel fermentation and maturation, they enhance the wines' complexity and character.

Throughout its existence, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking not just in Australia but across the world. With a legacy spanning nearly two centuries, they have firmly established themselves as one of Australia's most esteemed and influential wineries.

Today, Penfolds sources grapes from an extensive network of over 220 vineyards scattered throughout Australia. From this vast collection, only the very best grapes are chosen, ensuring that every bottle bears the mark of the brand's uncompromising commitment to excellence. Whether enjoyed locally or savored by wine enthusiasts worldwide, Penfolds wines continue to exemplify the epitome of Australian winemaking mastery.

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