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  • Country ranking ?

    135
  • Producer ranking ?

    28
  • Decanting time

    6h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Chargrilled Steak with Peri Peri Sauce

“Similar in weight to the 2002 Grange vintage – a complete package, ticking all boxes… the ‘refinements’ continue. Not as ‘Barossa-ish’ as the 2008 vintage – with McLaren Vale and Clare staking their claim on this 2009 wine’s ID. Very drinkable… plan ahead and cellar some in magnum for longer-term rationing.” 

PETER GAGO

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The Story

Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.

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Vintage 2009

Near-optimum rainfall over winter, followed by dry, mild conditions over spring provided a good environment for budburst and an ideal start to the growing season with canopies developing well. Climatic conditions favoured flowering and set with mild and calm weather, however there was some shatter in Shiraz across parts of the state resulting in small crops for many regions. Some early to mid-December summer rainfall was followed by conditions drying up very quickly and continuing until the end of February. Summer was hot with some extreme heat but cool conditions returned in February and March, allowing the fruit to ripen across a long harvest with balanced acidities and excellent tannin ripeness. An elegant, yet still powerful follow up to the conditions brought about in the preceding 2008 vintage

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

recommend

Yes

taste

Developing, Medium-bodied, Round, Harmonious and Fruity

Verdict

Exotic and Well-rounded

Written Notes

I described the 2009 Penfolds Grange briefly in a previous post. On this night, the wine tasted big and oaky as previously, but the oak was not quite as dominant. I am now quite sure that the oak dominance will disappear over time. However, the second concern is likely to stay. The fruit is not as complex and layered as in the best years. As a result, the mouthfeel is not as satisfying. This is still a very good wine, but I am surprised, given the strength of the vintage, that the fruit does not come up better than this.

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At once Grange – formic, assertive, powerful… with overt barrel-ferment markers. Bright, and noticeably fragrant/perfumed at this time of tasting, in its fifth year immediately prior to release.Racy red fruits clasp onto red liquorice, aniseed aromatics. Red meats (corned beef?) with pepper and spice, rumtopf.Patiently, panforte/mascarpone/malt/dried fig aromatics appear in a second wave. No hurry – the curtain is up, the stage reserved for decades! Captivating/tempting/alluring – yet another subtle variation on the theme/expression of this thing called Grange. Voluptuous and generous, yet poised and harmonious. Assured, and not attempting to overstate its weight/extract/presence. Immediately apparent flavours of chocolate, mocha, cola and juicy plum entwine and converge toward the panforte impression aromatically sensed earlier. Tight and defined, with excellent grip – savoury/tannic. These tannins are both integrated and balanced, colluding with 100% new oak that is all but completely absorbed.
Deep ruby. Rich, intense, dark berries, spices, ripe, vanilla, big nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and rounded, rich and intense, sweet and ripe, long. 95
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Information

Origin

Magill, South Australia

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

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Inside Information

Released in May 2014.Very few bottles have come to auction. Expect to receive between $580 and $600, dropping off as the 2010 is released in October 2014.

 

GRAPE VARIETY 

98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINEYARD REGION 

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Magill Estate.

WINE ANALYSIS 

Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.53.

MATURATION 

18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads

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 Thomas Girgensohn, Wine Blogger (Australia)  tasted  Grange Hermitage 2009  ( Penfolds  )

I described the 2009 Penfolds Grange briefly in a previous post. On this night, the wine tasted big and oaky as previously, but the oak was not quite as dominant. I am now quite sure that the oak dominance will disappear over time. However, the second concern is likely to stay. The fruit is not as complex and layered as in the best years. As a result, the mouthfeel is not as satisfying. This is still a very good wine, but I am surprised, given the strength of the vintage, that the fruit does not come up better than this.

7m 27d ago

 Peter Gago / Penfolds, Wine Maker (Australia)  tasted  Grange Hermitage 2009  ( Penfolds  )

"At once Grange – formic, assertive, powerful… with overt barrel-ferment markers.
Bright, and noticeably fragrant/perfumed at this time of tasting, in its fifth year immediately prior to release.Racy red fruits clasp onto red liquorice, aniseed aromatics. Red meats
(corned beef?) with pepper and spice, rumtopf.Patiently, panforte/mascarpone/malt/dried fig aromatics appear in a second wave. No hurry – the curtain is up, the stage reserved for decades!

Captivating/tempting/alluring – yet another subtle variation on the theme/expression of this thing called Grange. Voluptuous and generous, yet poised and harmonious. Assured, and not
attempting to overstate its weight/extract/presence. Immediately apparent flavours of chocolate, mocha, cola and juicy plum entwine and converge toward the panforte impression aromatically sensed earlier. Tight and defined, with excellent grip – savoury/tannic. These tannins are both integrated and balanced, colluding with 100% new oak that is all but
completely absorbed."

1y 5m ago

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Grange Hermitage 2009  ( Penfolds  )

"Deep ruby. Rich, intense, dark berries, spices, ripe, vanilla, big nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and rounded, rich and intense, sweet and ripe, long. 95"

1y 8m ago

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