Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Penfolds Grenache

The 2002 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Grenache is the only straight Grenache ever made by Penfolds, to my knowledge. This is not a typical Penfolds wine. It is very ripe and fruit concentrated. It feels like a couple of guys got together after two days of blending and decided to do some mischief.

The wine is funky, neither fined nor filtered. It is a great example of Australian Grenache. It has a sweet raspberry core. This wine is quite musky, with earthy nuances. It will probably live another three to five years at the current level.

Score: 94/++

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