Inspired by 2012 Grange, Penfolds has worked in partnership with Saint-Louis, the oldest glassmaker in Europe and one of the most prestigious crystal houses in the world, to create a distinctive objet d'art service vessel. Each decanter comes with a special box and a bottle of 2012 Grange.
99 Points, The Wine Advocate - 2012 Penfolds Grange Shiraz
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!” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown