Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1984

Had Penfolds Grange 1984 vintage on the weekend – DELISH!!! I just feel like melting with each sip – this is true seduction 🙂

Absolutely smooth silky tannins but with a powerful body – imagine drinking fruity silk. Lovely fruit, that has no tarty-ness – wonderfully ripe blackcurrants, other “currants”, cherries and plums, melded with dark chocolate and mocha, and spice. Beautifully balanced body with warm oak tones. Delicious, but elegant too with it’s smooth tannins that are still firm, with a hint of mint and tobacco on the nose. Grapes are from South Australia, multi regional wine from the best crops.

Last tried this at Penfolds masterclass 3 years ago (with Peter Gago, Penfold’s chief winemaker – he was great), and was still delicious then, but could tell it was meant to be opened a little later. Can still go a few more years but no doubt this is fantastic right now too. http://www.penfolds.com/wines/luxury.asp Website has a good clip with Pete Gago about some of Penfold’s greatest wines.

Prics: approx $480 for 750mL (depending on seller)
Drinking: now-2014

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