Penfolds Grange 2019


£400.00 per bottle


ABV 14.5%

"97% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Clare Valley. Cool spring with some frost followed by a hot and dry summer resulted in lower-than-average yields in all regions. Aged for 19 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new). TA 7 g/l, pH 3.62.

Very dark purple. Heady and concentrated but too young to be very expressive. Massive! So concentrated it’s almost bursting at the seams of its attempt at a corset. There’s a certain framework that’s desperately trying to contain that exuberant fruit. It’s a marvel that they manage to make the selection but this is pretty impressive and exciting."

Drink 2028 - 2050
Jancis Robinson MW, (July 2023)

"Dark, dank and immaculate. The oak handling and tannic precision boast ample class. Beneath lurks a latent, molten beauty that will unravel eventually. I like this Grange. I feel that the decadent style, molten and fleshy, is well suited to the drought vintage and its thick grape skin tannic scour.

Mercifully, the tannins are pliant and despite it all, plenty juicy. Firework aromas of raspberry liqueur, camphor and gunpowder, with a smear of black olive, licorella and hung meat wafting across the long finish."

Best from 2030
Ned Goodwin MW, Senior Editor at (July 2023)

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