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Date Printed: 3/6/2015
Penfolds Grange 2004
Penfolds Grange 2004
(search item no. 99794)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 3/6/2015: $479.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2009 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 98 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1996 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1993 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1992 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1991 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1990 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark, deep red (at 5 years of age). Enticingly fragrant, yet at once 'Grange' - elements of cola, bay-leaf, malt, Indian spices and nougat. An ethereal oriental lift of glazed Peking Duck is interspersed with fermented black Chinese tea. Oak at one with the wine, other aromatics unite to create a continuum of spice and fruit. Impressive. Palate is seamless and redefined. Classic Grange structure - tight, defined & balanced, with 'slatey' / sandy tannins. Saturated fruits - blackberry and concentrated Satsuma plum skin. A darkened flavour theme of chocolate, liquorice and fermented black Chinese tea mask any overt presence of new oak, courting a long, effortless finish. Intense, powerful vs. composed, polished - an enviable counter-balance.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon