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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 324

    Penfolds Grange 1989

    6 bottles per lot

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    Penfolds Grange 1989
    South Australia
    In original wooden case. Original tissues. Good appearance. Levels: five into neck, one base of neck
    Tasting note: A very hedonistic, almost decadent style of Grange, this blend of 91% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from three grape sources - Kalimna in the Barossa, Penfolds' other sources in the Barossa, and McLaren Vale - is a gorgeously opulent, almost Pomerol-like Grange with an over-ripe characteristic to the fruit. Cherry liqueur intermixed with cranberry and cassis presented in a seductive, full-bodied, very soft, forward style is truly not the classic Grange in the sense of having huge structure and massive concentration, but this wine is loaded, very corpulent, and fleshy. The wine is going to last for up to two decades, but it will be uncommonly succulent and delicious to drink young, as it was several months ago. Among the young vintages of Grange, this is perhaps the most flattering wine that they have produced over the last 20 years, at least for such a relatively young wine. Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com Feb 2002
    6 bottles per lot

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