2010 is the absolute pinnacle of vintages at Penfolds, one of the strongest years across the board for all Penfolds red wines. – Steve Lienert, Penfolds’ Senior Red Winemaker.
There is not the slightest question this will be one of the greatest Granges... – 99 points, James Halliday
…the greatest young Australian wine I have ever tasted. – 100 points, Tyson Stelzer
100 points – Andrew Caillard
The core of this wine is Barossa Valley Shiraz (85%), the remainder (and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) from adjoining regions. It finished its fermentation in 100% new American oak hogsheads, where it spent the next 17 months. It has exceptional hue and depth to the colour; the smoky complexity to the black fruits (no red or blue) of the bouquet also offers licorice and earth aromas; only a great Burgundy could have more nuances defined each time you revert to the bouquet. You could lose yourself, Narcissus-like, looking endlessly into the reflection of the palate; for all its power, there is not a hair out of place, the tannins outstanding. This will be one of the greatest granges in the pantheon of ’52, ’55, ’71, ’96 and ’06. Rating: 99. Drink: to 2060. James Halliday, Wine Companion 2016.