Penfolds wine releases 2004 vintage

01 May, 2009

Penfolds has released the 2004 vintage of Penfolds Grange.

The global launch is part of the Penfolds Luxury & Icon wine range. 

According to Penfolds, Grange 2004 is tipped to be the finest release since the much acclaimed vintages of the 1990s.

The Penfolds Luxury & Icon wines have been specifically crafted to benefit from the maturing process, and wine lovers can expect to enjoy these vintages at their best from 2012. Penfolds Grange 2004 has a peak drinking time of between 2016 and 2050.

The new Penfolds Luxury & Icon wine range includes:

Grange 2004 RRP £170

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 RRP £60

RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006 RRP £50,

Yattarna Chardonnay 2006 RRP £40

Magill Estate Shiraz 2006 RRP £40

St Henri Shiraz 2005 RRP £30

 Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2007 RRP £28

 Peter Gago, Penfolds chief winemaker said: “I really believe the 2009 release is one of the best yet for Penfolds, and boasts some exceptional wines. The wait for this Grange release has been much anticipated for good reason, and it is arguably the finest vintage since the stellar ‘90, ‘96 and ‘98 vintages. 2004 was an outstanding vintage in Magill, the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, where the grapes for Penfolds Grange are grown. Penfolds’ South Australian vineyards all fared the above-average winter rainfall well, and mild conditions followed by warmer weather in Spring led to wines of elegance and intensity.”