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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 804

    Penfolds Grange 1998

    5 bottles per lot

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    Penfolds Grange 1998
    South Australia
    In original wooden case. Original tissues. Slightly bin-soiled labels, damp-affected. Levels into neck
    Tasting note: A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #183 Jun 2009
    5 bottles per lot


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