2006 Penfolds Grange Magnum (1500ml)
Super saturated, totally impenetrable, black crimson colour with very deep, black dark crimson red hue. The nose displays great power, yet is still in it’s relative infant stages of development, with a superb kaleidoscope of aromas to unfurl themselves in the coming years. Super ripe blackberry and liquorice aromas are to the fore followed by a touch of violets, dark chocolate, mocha and vanilla. The intensity of the nose indicates that a wine of great power and concentration is to come and one is not let down. Dense, super concentrated and with power to burn, this Grange is destined for a long life of cellaring, although it’s not entirely unapproachable now. Layer upon layer of explosive, opulent fruit unravels itself on the palate in quite magnificent fashion. Dark chocolate, liquorice, blackberry and dark plum flavours, with an overlay of mocha and vanillin oak. Sublime depth and persistence and quite opulent in texture. Very fine grained, but firm tannins that are concealed by the sheer volume of fruit. Exceptionally long aftertaste of blackberry, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanillin oak and spice.
Cellar 20-40 years