Tom Firth takes the pulse of Penfolds’ Grange
I recently had a chance to enjoy one of those tastings that sounds absurdly cool to all my wine aficionado friends. Imagine, you get a seat at a vertical tasting of Penfolds’ Grange. This flagship offering from one of Australia’s iconic wine producers typically retails around $400 in Canada, and I was going to be lucky enough to taste the range from 1997-2001 and 2003-2005. To bookend this tasting, we also got to try the much more affordable 2008 Penfolds Bin 389 to start and end with one of my favourites, the 2006 and 2008 RWT.
Sampling vintages from 1993 to 2008 of Concha y Toro's flagship cabernet sauvignon-based blend
In late fall I had the opportunity enjoy lunch with Enrique Tirado, the technical director and head winemaker for Concha y Toro’s Don Melchor brand.