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2007 Penfolds Grange Reviews



2007 Penfolds Grange Reviews





Learn More About the 2007 Penfolds Grange Through its Reviews.

 


2007

Penfolds Grange Reviews



97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This is dark and concentrated, as you might expect from Australia's most heralded wine. Oaky scents of maple syrup and vanilla frame hints of mint and superintense dark fruit. On the palate, it's a huge, tannic behemoth that needs 10 years of cellaring, but it delivers plenty of pleasure now in its ultraclean flavors of blackberries, baking spices,, and vanilla.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“Opaque ruby. A heady, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes cherry compote, cassis, violet, pipe tobacco, and smoky, vanillin oak. Deeply pitched dark fruit flavors show liqueur-like power, with floral pastille, licorice, and spicecake nuances building in the glass. Tannins come up with air but are quickly absorbed by this wine's lush fruit. Smoky and sweet on the finish, which lingers with outstanding persistence.”




95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Eine Advocate


“The 2007 Penfolds Grange is composed of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon coming predominately from Barossa vineyards with smaller proportions from Magill Estate and McLaren Vale.  It was matured for 21 months in 100% new American hogsheads.  Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is intensely scented of vibrant blueberry preserve, mulberry, and kirsch aromas over hints of cedar, mocha, vanilla, and anise. The full-bodied palate is richly fruited with pure blackberry and baking spice flavors offset by crisp acidity and a firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long. This is quite an opulent Grange, which is very tempting to drink now, though of course will reward at least 5-10 years of cellaring and should keep to 2030+.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Ripe and inviting, with the richness and expansiveness to support the juicy plum, currant, blackberry, pepper, and licorice flavors stylishly, lingering expressively on the focused finish.”



93 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“From a hot vintage with little winter rainfall to ameliorate the drought conditions, the 2007 Grange has plummy sweetness and touches of fruitcake that show the season. It’s a wine that delivers its power with gentleness, with an intriguing mineral aspect to the tannins and some tartness to the cherry fruit that sustains a sense of freshness in the midst of the wild ripeness. An impressive performance and a formidable wine in a challenging year.”



Bonus Reviews

Australia


95 Pointz James Halliday


“Full crimson, with a purple rim; a 98/2% blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that exudes power and authority; the bouquet is already complex, the American oak making an impact as it always does when Grange is in its youth, the palate with multiple layers of predominantly black fruits; the tannins, like the oak, need to soften, and should do so well before the fruit starts to fade. Follows the Grange pattern, with 21 months in the 100% new American oak in which it finished its fermentation.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


18.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, 

Master of Wine


“Very dark crimson. Sweet and rich. Sweet fermented digestive-biscuit sort of flavours. Rich and spicy. Hint of animal. Lots of dustiness but masses of pleasure too. Very long. Lots of acidity.”



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