2012 Penfolds Grange Shiraz South Australia

Share on Facebook

2012 Penfolds Grange Shiraz South Australia image

(99 Points) "The 2012 Grange comes from just two sub-regions of South Australia this year: Barossa Valley (the majority) and McLaren Vale. This makes a lot of sense since 2012 was a cracking year in both of these areas, producing a number of extraordinary wines. As usual, this Grange contains a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, just 2%. Very deep purple-black in color, it opens on the nose with complex earthy/meaty/savory notes, soon giving way to baked blackberries, plum preserves, hoisin and Chinese five spice with dabs of sandalwood, licorice, menthol and vanilla. The palate reveals a surprisingly open, rich, full-bodied expression exuding a powerhouse of velvet-lined decadence. Still, it characteristically possesses that rock-solid “Grange” backbone of firm tannins and great freshness expressed in a real lively lift to the finish. And the finish is epically long. There are some stylistic similarities here to the opulent, gregarious 2008 vintage, perhaps just lacking ever so slightly in the same exhilarating abandonment of winemaking protocols for the celebration of the fruit and sites. That said, this is unquestionably a stonking great Grange! " The Wine Advocate...


  • List Price: $850.50

  • Sale Price: $748.44

Quantity in Stock: 1

add to cart

Share on Facebook

continue shopping

Cart Summary

Your shopping cart is empty!

Wine Watch Events

Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

This Week’s Menu at the Wine Bar White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries  ...

Clark Cloudon Wine Tasting

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

  "Now wines are wonders; great wines are magical; and winemakers are mad. Like horse fanciers, they are al...

Best of 2019 - The Biggest Wine Tasting of the Year and the Best Party

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

VIÑA ALBINA CRIANZAS 2016  Price: $15.50 Sale $13.64 VIÑA ALBINA RESERVA 2015  Pric...

Wine Bar is Closed for The Best of 2019 Wine Tasting the biggest Party of the Year!

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Wine Bar is Closed for The Best of 2019 Wine Tasting the biggest Party of the Year!

Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

This Week’s Menu at the Wine Bar White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries  ...

Vintage Madeira Tasting back to 1837 Part II with Special Guest Dr. Bob Maliner

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

"Wino Forever" Johnny Depp (The tattoo once read 'Winona Forever'!) I know forever seems like...

Chateau Cos D'Estournel Collectors Tasting with Special Guest Owner Mr. Rafael Reybier

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

  "It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my frien...

Winemaker Chris Carpenter from the Jackson Family of wines will be here!

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

  “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”  Ernest Hemingway ...

1970 Vintage Red Burgundy Tasting - the first tasting to celebrate the 50 year olds this year!!

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

1970's vintage Red Burgundy Tasting The first tasting to celebrated the 50 year olds!! Thursday, January 30th ...

Penfolds Collectors Dinner

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Penfold’s Bin 28 Shiraz 2017 Price: $30.00 Sale $26.40  Penfold’s Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon...