By Amy Looker
The soon to be released 2008 Penfolds Grange has been awarded a perfect 100 points by one of the world’s leading wine publications.
The Wine Advocate awarded Grange the perfect score in its Australian report, published in its March edition, making it the second time since the 1981 release of the 1976 vintage that Grange has scored so well.
The Wine Advocate editor-in-chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, described the vintage as “clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label”.
In addition to Penfolds Grange receiving the top score, 27 other flagship Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) brands, including Penfolds, Rosemount, Wolf Blass and Wynns scored in excess of 90 points.
Treasury Wine Estates chief executive officer, David Dearie, said the scores were a clear indicator of the level of quality across the TWE portfolio.
“We know that when The Wine Advocate speaks, wine lovers listen,” said Dearie.
“So to receive so many 90-plus scores provides us with an incredible opportunity to showcase our brands on a global scale.”
The 2008 Penfolds Grange is due for release in May, while the Penfolds Bin range is due for release this week.