Penfolds Grange 2008 Front Label
Penfolds Grange 2008 Front Label

Penfolds Grange 2008

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Winemaker Notes

Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and isofficially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grangeboasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and thesoils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilisesfully-ripe, intensely-flavored and textured Shiraz grapes. Theresult is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as oneof the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grangestyle is the original and most powerful expression of Penfoldsmulti-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

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RP 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label. Drink it from 2018 to 2035+.
WS 100
Wine Spectator
An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins present but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040.
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast
This has all the size and weight you’ve come to expect from Australia's most famous wine. Huge fruit and huge oak combine in a full-bodied, richly textured package that delivers waves of toasted coconut, vanilla and intense dark berries yet remains embryonic more than five years after the harvest. That said, the texture isn’t quite as tight or as fine as some other vintages—expect this to be early maturing by Grange standards, and best from 2020–2040.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits
Glistening with freshness, Grange shows none of the extreme heat that hit the Barossa in early March 2008. Peter Gago and his team harvested enough og their Grange-level fruit early and fully ripe to achieve this multi dimensional wine, as deep in color, as dynamic in flavor and as luscious as any top vintage of Grange in its layers of silken red berries, satin-textured blueberries and crushed-rock tannins. The wine is not heavy, just powerful; you can breathe the flavors for minutes after each sup. Perfect ripeness will hold this fresh in the cellar for decades.
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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.

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