Penfolds Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre 1996

Rhone Red Blends from Australia

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Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep crimson red.

Nose: Restrained at first, but with time in the glass spicy notes are revealed in balance with a savoury lift, giving way to freshly crushed hazelnuts and some florals.

Palate: A medium-bodied, elegant and balanced wine with an almost creamy fresh, uplifting mouthfeel. Soft, yet lively fruit flavours offer mid and back palate sweetness. Savoury (cold meats) and spice (musk) flavours linger with menthol on the finish. Lovely, almost silky tannins exist without the obtrusion of oak.

Serving and Cellaring Suggestions: Cellar over the medium-term to allow this wine to gain further complexity. Then enjoy with complex-flavoured, meat-based dishes (roast beef with mushroom sauce, for example).

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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...

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