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Penfolds Grange 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
Splashing out
Listen To...
'Op. 13 Sonata in C Minor No. 8 Pathetique Rondo' - Beethoven
Think About...
Spoil yourself
Drink With...
Mayura Wagyu steak

The Oddbins Take

Penfolds Grange instantly expresses its exuberance from the moment that the dense and dark liquid hits the glass.


Offering its drinker a multitude of sweet and savoury aromas, Grange first tempts the nose with black olives, liquorice and a hint of soy. These are quickly followed by wafts of tiramisu, mascarpone and zabaglione before notes of freshly roasted hazelnut and ground coffee beans are introduced.


This fresh and refined tipple demonstrates big and bright flavours of red liquorice, gravy reduction and black olive tapenade to mention but a few! Irresistibly deep, Grange is abundant with red fruits and the weighty wine is encrusted with dusty, softened tannins.


Penfolds argue that Grange is Australia’s most celebrated wine. A bold claim, but for a beautifully bold wine. And we can see exactly what all the fuss is about.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Vintage
2012
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 20 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
750ml
14.5%

In stock

£400.00

£400.00

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The Style

Grape
Syrah / Shiraz (92%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia, Penfolds Grange is, arguably, Australia's most celebrated wine. Boasting an unbroken line of vintages, beginning with the original experimental 1951, Penfolds Grange consists of fully-ripened, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes from across South Australia. The result? A unique Australian style that is world renowned for its consistency.

Grange is the original and by far the most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy that was introduced by Mary Penfold in the 1860's. Since their beginning, Penfolds have owned and leased vineyards across South Australia as well as sourcing their grapes from more than 220 vineyards and independent growers. The key regions they use include Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and McLaren Vale. However, they choose the typically cooler regions of Tumbarumba in New South Wales, Henty in Southern Victoria and Tasmania to source the fruits for their white wines.

Chief winemaker Peter Gago joined the team in 1989 following his studies for a Bachelor of Applied Science (Oenology), and graduating as top of his class at Roseworthy College, Adelaide. Initially crafting sparkling wines, he soon took an interest in the making of reds and later took on the role of Penfolds Red Wine Oenologist. With his natural understanding and strong passion for the wines, Gago swiftly became an indisposable part of the team and in 2002 succeeded John Duval as the Penfolds Chief Winemaker - the title he currently holds. Gago's name has often been celebrated for bringing the successes of Australian wines to light, and in 2012 he was presented with the "Winemark's Winemaker' aware by the Institute of the Masters of Wine and the UK Publication, The Drinks Business.