This distinctive, hand-made crystal object d’art was designed exclusively by Saint-Louis for the Penfolds Grange 2012. This statuesque design reflects a powerful and passionate union and painstaking hours undertaken at crafting and refining the perfect service vessel.
Not only the first collaboration with a global brand for respected French glassmaker Saint-Louis, it also solidifies Penfolds' innovative reputation for experimentation whilst respecting traditional customs at the same time.
Colour: Dense and imposing. Dark red in colour.
Nose: Exuberant, lifted, flamboyant. An aromatic ‘multi-cultural’ chromatogram brazenly unfolds: the enticing barrel ferment formics and balsamics, spliced with soy, tomato puree, black olive and liquorice and the exotic wafts of tiramisu/mascarpone/zabaglione, replete with freshly roasted hazelnut and ground coffee beans.
Palate: Fresh and refined. Nervy. Red liquorice, gravy reduction flavours and black olive tapenade to the fore. Compelling depth – weighty/voluminous/fleshy – structurally complete and even throughout. A radiant inner sheen, yet still assertive – a film encrusted with dusty, softened tannins that coat tongue. Great length. A loss of innocence, as sculptured oak (purity/clean) and a boundless array of red fruits, congeal into a darkened pool of (un)known and (un)savoury delights! Unashamedly and quite blatantly the wine of this year’s Penfolds new releases!
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%