A unique opportunity to purchase a one of a kind - Penfolds Grange 1997 12 Litre Bottle
One of the rarest wines currently in Australia, this one-off 12-litre bottle of 1997 Penfolds Grange has been cellared in perfect condition since 2007, where 16 bottles of 1997 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange was decanted into one 12L by Doug Crittenden.
Grange is an icon, being both Australia's and Penfolds' flagship wine.
Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully ripe, intensely flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.
The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds' multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz (96%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%)
COLOUR: A deep, crimson red with a dense ruby core.
NOSE: Immediately engaging, with wafts of nutmeg and ginger amongst notes of blueberry and blackcurrant and a background of well-seasoned savoury oak. The fruit gains in the glass with aeration, when more subtle perfume and chestnut complexities emerge.
PALATE: Already showing excellent balance within the frame of a beautifully interwoven mesh of dark plum and blackberry fruits with fig and liquorice. Complex fruit and spice flavours sit against a finely focused backdrop of firm but rounded tannins.
PEAK DRINKING: Now to 2025