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Penfold’S Grange Syrah Shiraz 2005 Wine Review

Penfold’S Grange Syrah Shiraz 2005

Penfold’S Grange Syrah Shiraz 2005

South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $499.00

Drink: 2009-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Penfold’S

Agent: Treasury Wine Estates

Product: 336388

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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-bodied but balanced with finesse. Old World styling at work here. The time to drink this flagship red is now as the fruit is fading and the wine itself is slightly past peak.

This was reviewed September 12, 2013 by

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Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

An exceptional tasting experience of this legendary iconic Australian wine. Decanted one hour. Nose was full of rich Port notes, layers of sweet dark fruits, baking spice, dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla. Bitter dry palate that did not match the abundant sweet aromas in the nose. Tart dark berries, savory notes, and a pile of fine integrated tannins. Recommend pairing with a fine cut of braised beef with a red wine reduction. At $500, this makes a terrific celebratory wine for a very special occasion. Drink now or cellar for 15+ years. Tasted November 2012.
This 2005 may not be the most profound Grange but, oh my goodness, is there some complexity tucked into its crevasses! This is a great vintage for Grange, as exuberant and expressive as any young Grange I have seen. This is a wine with a plethora of layers. The bouquet is particularly lifted and spicy this year, with violets and mixed spice hovering over fruit mince and dark chocolate oak. In time, coal, black olive and Satsuma plum aromas unravel. The palate is powerful, with lifted violets and exotic spice ushering in a cavalcade of stewed plum, rhubarb and plum pudding fruit in the wake of a wave of signature Grange tannins. A Grange that is both seductive and brooding. Score 97 points. Source: Tyson Stelzer, WBM Wine 100, April 1, 2010

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