Penfolds Grange 2015 has been released in the UK at £4,140 per 12×75 – the same price as last year’s release, which has since slipped in value.
Today’s release achieved a perfect 100-point score from James Suckling, who called it “a powerhouse of concentration and complexity”. The critic added: “Classic Grange, offering such deep, dark intensity. The palate has immense richness and depth with a super succulent and very long, fleshy, deeply weighted array of dense, velvet-wrapped tannins that run so long.”
The wine also received 98+ points from The Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski, who similarly noted that it “is dense and concentrated on the palate, full-bodied yet balanced and firm, with a rich, velvety texture and long, plush finish”.
Other critics to have reviewed the wine include Decanter’s Anthony Rose, who gave it 95 points and reckoned that “this heady wine will benefit from two decades of ageing”.
At this price point, the 2015 sits above a number of similarly scored vintages such as the 2014 and the 2006, which benefits from bottle age. Buyers looking for “perfection” in alternative years might also wish to consider 2008 and 2013, which are available at a 3% premium.
Today marked the anticipated release of the full Penfolds 2019 collection, including St Henri 2016, Magill 2017 and Yattarna 2017.
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