Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate
The 2007 Penfolds Grange is comprised of 97% Shiraz
and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon coming predominately from Barossa vineyards
with smaller proportions from Magill Estate and McLaren Vale. It
was matured for 21 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Very
deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is intensely scented of vibrant
blueberry preserve, mulberry and kirsch aromas over hints of cedar,
mocha, vanilla and anise. The full bodied palate is richly fruited
with pure black berry and baking spice flavors offset by crisp acidity
and a firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long. This is quite
an opulent, forward Grange, which is very tempting to drink now,
though of course will reward at least 5-10 years of cellaring and
should keep to 2030+.
Ripe and inviting, with the richness and expansiveness
to support the juicy plum, currant, blackberry, pepper and licorice
flavors stylishly, lingering expressively on the focused finish.
Best from '15 through '22.