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2002 Penfolds Grange Reviews

2002 Penfolds Grange Reviews

Learn More About the 2002 Penfolds Grange Through its Reviews.

2002 Penfolds Grange Reviews

98 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Deep garnet with a touch of brick, the 2002 Grange is locked in a time capsule, like many of the 2002s, yielding a very youthful nose of red currants and red cherries, kirsch, and violets with some lovely exotic spices in the background. Quite perfumed and pretty in terms of fruit expression in the mouth, the structure is rock solid, with a lively backbone cutting through the muscular fruit and great purity to the finish. If you're looking for that real 'Grange' experience, best to keep cellaring it another 5-10+ years.”

95 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“The summer of 2002 was one of the coldest on record, the autumn warm and dry: The season clearly branded this vintage of Grange with beautiful cool fruit and extremely long flavors. The fireworks that Grange can produce are subtle in '02, exploding out in all directions while leaving a sense of elegance. Its power continues to build over the course of several days, almost electric with coffee, mocha, plum, and red berry flavors. A graceful Grange? Yes, and sure to be long-lived as well.”

95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“The bulk of this year's Grange (77.5%) is from Barossa, with the remainder coming from McLaren Vale. It starts off with scents of maple syrup and lightly caramelized blackberries, plums, and a hint of mocha, while on the palate it turns rich and creamy in texture with the bold fruit underscored by vanilla. There's plenty of power here, but it's restrained and tight. Give it until 2015 or so, after which it should last two decades or more.”

95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Lithe, almost subtle, this is a dense, powerful wine that plays its plum and currant fruit against deft nuances of pepper, coffee, and sassafras. Finishes with vibrant acidity that elevates the fruit and spice. A graceful wine that needs cellaring to grow into itself.”

94 Pointz Vinous

“Ruby-red. Initially closed on the nose but aeration brings a complicated bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry, creme de mure, sexy oak spices, woodsmoke, tobacco, vanilla, and fresh flowers. A deep, sweet but precise midweight, with energetic flavors of red and dark berries, cherry compote, cinnamon, mocha, and smoked meat, all wrapped in substantial but silky tannins. Sappy and expansive on the impressively long, velvety finish. You'd be nuts to open this any time soon.”

Bonus Reviews


97 Pointz James Halliday

“As hoped and expected; beautiful colour; a wonderful bouquet, with black fruits of various kinds the engine, oak in tow. Impeccable texture and balance in the mouth; again, a wonderful array of seamless blackberry, licorice, and high-quality oak; destined to become recognised as one of the great Granges.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

17.5+/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Deep smudgy garnet and slightly minty on the nose. But also lots of sweet oak spice. Rich and ripe and very full in the mouth. Velvety deep-pile tannins.”



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