2001 Penfolds Shiraz Grange

Share on Facebook

2001 Penfolds Shiraz Grange image

(98) It is always a treat to taste Australia's most famous wine, Penfolds Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030 . Wine Advocate #167 (Oct 2006)


  • List Price: $575.00

  • Sale Price: $475.00

Quantity in Stock: 2

add to cart

Share on Facebook

continue shopping

Cart Summary

Your shopping cart is empty!

Wine Watch Events

Aperture Wine Dinner with Winemaker Jesse Katz

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

"Wine gives great pleasure, and every pleasure is of itself a good." ~ William Makepeace Thackeray ...

Three of My favorite things - A Birthday Wishes Wine Tasting all from my Cellar

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

  Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do t...

Magnum Birthday Party!

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea. THOMAS FULLER   This is another in the series of even...

Pomerol and Pauillac- My two favorite Appellations in Bordeaux

Sat, Mar 6, 2021

When asked if she was going to join Alcoholics Anonymous: “Certainly not. They want me to stop now.”...

Virtual Krug Champagne tasting with Special Guest Olivier Krug

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

   “I would like a wine. The purpose of the wine is to get me drunk. A bad wine will get me a...

Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Wine Tasting

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

  Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine...

2019 Louis Jadot Burgundy Barrel Tasting

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

"Drinking is a very demanding profession and I can't hold down two jobs at once" Morgan Freid...

Penfolds New California Wines - The First Tasting of an Australia California Collaboration

Sat, Mar 13, 2021

Penfolds New California Wines - The First Tasting of an Australia California Collaboration

Virtual Wine Tasting featuring Beaux Freres Winery with Special Guest Founder Mike Etzel

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Virtual Wine Tasting featuring Beaux Freres Winery with Special Guest Founder Mike Etzel

Virtual Spanish Wine Tasting with Special Guest Jorge Ordonez

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Virtual Spanish Wine Tasting with Special Guest Jorge Ordonez