Penfolds Bin 95 Grange 2009
Penfolds-Bin-95-Grange-2009

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange 2009

Sale price$895.00
Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Varieties: Shiraz (98%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%)

Closure: Cork

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2009

Critic Score: 97

Alcohol: 14.5 %

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2040


A lavish and seductive Grange. It’s dense, sweet-fruited and voluptuous - Tyson Stelzer

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz is Australia's most famous wine with a reputation for superb fruit complexity and flavour richness. It is the most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. One of the world's great wines.

"Betwixt two great Grange vintages, 2009 will always be seen as a dark horse. It reminds me of the 1963 vintage which was finally recognised during the 1990s as a great year. This is classic Grange. It's robust in style with deep set panforte, dark fruit, Turkish Delight flavours, dense, chalky but sinuous textures, superb mid-palate richness and plenty of new vanilla, coconut oak notes. Its surprisingly approachable, but this has the density, generosity, tension and structure to go the full half-century distance." Andrew Caillard MW

The 2009 Penfolds Grange is a blend of 98% shiraz and 2% cabernet sauvignon from premium vineyards in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate. The wine was matured for 18 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new).

"Deep crimson. Intense blackberry, ground coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Rich ripe blackberry, ground espresso and sandalwood flavours with pronounced gritty/sappy tannins and underlying mocha and praline notes. Finishes gravelly firm. A dense and robust maturing Grange. Drinking well, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2030 to 2070.

Expert reviews

"From the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate, 98% shiraz and 2% cabernet sauvignon; it finished its fermentation in 100% new American oak hogsheads and was matured therein for 18 months. Peter Gago has commented it is not as 'Barossa-ish' as the '08, and it's true the bouquet has fragrant sweet and savoury spices, the palate with licorice and black fruits, oak riding high, but guaranteed to be relegated to second place as the wine comes into balance around 2030.”   James Halliday - 97 points

"The 2009 Grange Shiraz is a comprised of 84% Barossa, 8% McLaren, and a little Clare Valley and a little Magill fruit with a small 2% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full-bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut flavors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish. 406 cases imported to the US. Drink it 2018 to 2035+."  Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW; Wine Advocate – 97 points

"The 15 day heatwave of March 2008 will be remembered longer than the 10 day heatwave of February 2009, but their influence was profoundly different. 2008 Grange infamously escaped before the heat, but not so 2009. The result is a lavish and seductive Grange that juxtaposes generous fruit and sweet American oak with confident tannin structure, though without the finesse or longevity of the greatest vintages of the modern era. A powerful and intricately complex style layered with sweet, ripe berry compote, mixed spice, candied orange rind and dark chocolate and coconut oak, opening out to hints of game and coal steam. It's dense, sweet-fruited and voluptuous, controlled by firm, finely poised, seamless tannins of impressive grip and presence. The first bottle dried out on the finish, while the second shone with wonderfully even line and grand persistence – such is the roulette of natural cork. A blend of 98% shiraz and 2% cabernet, hailing from the Barossa Valley (just over 80%), then McLaren Vale, and a little Clare and Magill Estate, matured for 18 months in 100% new AP John American oak. Production was smaller than 2008 and 2010, though just how much smaller is a tightly-held secret."   Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste - 96 points

"Betwixt two great Grange vintages, 2009 will always be seen as a dark horse. It reminds me of the 1963 vintage which was finally recognised during the 1990s as a great year. This is classic Grange with intense dark chocolate, dark berry, panforte, licorice aromas and meaty barrel ferment complexity. It's robust in style with deep set panforte, dark fruit, Turkish Delight flavours, dense, chalky but sinuous textures, superb mid-palate richness and plenty of new vanilla, coconut oak notes. It finishes chocolatey firm and sweet fruited. Its surprisingly approachable, but this has the density, generosity, tension and structure to go the full half-century distance." Andrew Caillard MW - 96 points

"A tiny 2% Cabernet component in 2009, this is sourced from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate and has spent 18 months in exclusively new American oak hogsheads. The depth and complexity on offer is straight up impressive, blue and black fruit aromas unwind, meaty at times, some dark green herbal notes and a cedary layer of oak lurking below. The palate has a core of essence-like flavour with plenty of oak-derived spice framed around blackberry, blood plum and cola. Tannins are smooth and even, flavours are gently glazed around the dark fruit spectrum, some blue fruits too. This is a wistful Grange that, as always, faithfully reflects the vintage." Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com - 95 points

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.