2001 Penfolds Grange
  • 96
  • 98
  • Not gift boxed

2001 Penfolds Grange

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$899. 00
$10788.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews….
It is extraordinary how this wine has gained power, weight and complexity since first bottled; now majestic black fruits, licorice and chocolate / mocha notes run through the palate.  Great tannins sustain and support the back-palate and finish. Please move to screwcaps; this wine would live forever. Drink 2030
96 points
James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2021

It is always a treat to taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds’ Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.
98 points
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Oct 2006)