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1981 Penfolds Wines Grange Hermitage Shiraz South Australia

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$169.00

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WA 97

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1981
Varietal Shiraz
Producer Penfolds Wines
Region South Australia
Appellation No
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country Australia
Featured Product No
Price $169.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 97
The 1981 stood out as slightly superior. Winemaker John Duval always felt this was a tannic style of Grange, but the wine has shed its tannins, and this is one of the few vintages where the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon was above 10%. Sweet notes of creme de cassis, cedarwood, charcoal, and barbecue spices are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine displaying heady amounts of alcohol, glycerin, and density in its full-bodied, skyscraper-like texture. I was drinking this wine with great pleasure in the mid-nineties, yet here it is nearly 15 years later, and the wine does not appear to have budged much from its evolutionary state. This is a testament to how remarkably well these wines hold up, and age at such a glacial pace.- Robert Parker
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