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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Penfolds Old Vines Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 1998
Penfolds Old Vines Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 1998
(search item no. 17202)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $20.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Deep magenta.

Bouquet: A myriad of enticing scents that transform in the glass. Savory and floral aromas are perched against stewed compote of wild berries in maraschino liqueur. Laced with layers of refined spices - pepper, anise and cinammon.

Palate: Solid fruit core of dark and wild berries running across the palate with savory and earthy characters completing the package. Fleshy mouthfeel with heightened fruit tannins.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has 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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.