Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2005

Description

Penfolds Grange Shiraz Vintage 2005

*****James Halliday 96 Points

Vintage Conditions:
2005 saw a solid budburst and fruit set, followed by favourable growing conditions. Harvest was early by about two weeks but temperate conditions allowed for steady, continuous ripening. Warm, dry conditions prevailed during the harvest period producing grapes of exceptional flavour and structure.

Tasting Note:
A blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon this wine was matured for 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Deep, dark garnet colour. The nose is a tightly wrapped projection from the glass of dark-berried Barossa fruits coupled with a myriad of barrel ferment complexities. Thereafter, a burst of honey-cured jamon / pancetta aromatically thrust above, with a rich mix of generously basted roasted meats, peat & nutmeg anchored beneath.

Upon sitting / air these characters descend, revealing beguiling elements of freshly turned volcanic earth and an innocent suggestion of oldgrowth forest floor underlay. On the palate the flavour pool primarily highlights Satsuma plum conserve alongside rhubarb / aniseed / fennel, with liqueur chocolate shyly awaiting mid-palate. Oak absorbed and hidden, not so the muscular tannins, power / extract. Nevertheless balanced, firm, polished.
PEAK DRINKING 2012 to 2045

 

Limited stocks available, please contact us to check vintage availability prior to ordering.

Brand NamePenfoldsCountryAustralia
RegionSouth AustraliaProduct CategoryRed Wine
VarietyShirazPack QuantitySingle
Size750ml
single price
$899.00
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