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1988 Penfolds - Grange (Hermitage) Syrah - Australia - South Australia - Red

Australia - South Australia

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

Over the past 40 years, Penfolds has earned its reputation as Australia's premier red wine producer and has played a large part in putting Australian wines on the world map. Over the past five years, winemaker Peter Gago has been instrumental in keeping Penfolds at the top of the Austrailian wine industry. Penfolds Grange, the estate's flagship, is characterized by its rich texture, complexity,... More »

Score
97
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2020 VF: 1990-2008
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Author TAs Super Cellar
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Tasted On 01/01/2013
Drink Dates 2014-2020

Very deep purple colour; rich nose with red fruits, plum and spices on the nose; very long and powerful on the palate with very marked black fruits, cherries and plums; still not at its peak garret's notes: very dark robe; very strong and deep nose with a bit of oak and dark fruit; nice long finish, plum and vanilla on the palate

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