Ended 23 May 2023
1981 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Bottled 1983 75cl / 12.5%
1981 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Bottled 1983 75cl / 12.5% 1981 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Bottled 1983 75cl / 12.5%
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Lot 158971

1981 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Bottled 1983 75cl / 12.5%

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Penfolds Wines


Red Wine





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A bottle of 1981 Penfolds Grange, Bin 95, bottled in 1983.

Grange was first produced by Penfolds winemaker Max Schubert in 1952 and is generally recognised as Australia's finest, and certainly most collectible, red wine.

'Winemaker John Duval always felt this was a tannic style of Grange, but the wine has shed its tannins, and this is one of the few vintages where the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon was above 10%. Sweet notes of creme de cassis, cedarwood, charcoal, and barbecue spices are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine displaying heady amounts of alcohol, glycerin, and density in its full-bodied, skyscraper-like texture. I was drinking this wine with great pleasure in the mid-nineties, yet here it is nearly 15 years later, and the wine does not appear to have budged much from its evolutionary state. This is a testament to how remarkably well these wines hold up, and age at such a glacial pace. 97/100' Robert M.Parker Jnr., 2009

This 1981 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 sold at our online auction for £290


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults. Older bottles often contain sediment. Wines are more fragile than spirits and older wines may be listed, at our discretion, for their historical interest rather than their drinkability. We can in no way guarantee that they are still within their plateau of maturity or to the buyer’s taste.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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