Penfolds Grange 1970

Oh the disappointment of a poorly stored bottle.  Tasted blind, there was a very identifiable roast coffee aroma.  The aroma was otherwise a bit muted, and a bit dank, with an inadequately small cork that had been unfortunately pushed into the bottle.  The palate had some flashes of sweet cassis notes, but an unevenness and lack of balance that was unpleasant.  This Grange was clearly greatly disappointing and past its best, and probably poorly stored with a bad cork.

Rating: Faulty, Tasted: 2010

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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