PENFOLDS GRANGE vs THE REST OF OUR BEST!
4 Course Spectacular FRIDAY SEPT 22ND 7.30PM @Copperfields Restaurant
Regarded as one of the best wines in the world, and arguably Australia's best, Penfolds Grange is the epitome of Australian shiraz, but how does it compare to our selection of rivals??
This dinner we're putting it to the test and pit it against a selection of 8 other favourite shiraz of ours, but wait, there's more, we won't tell you which wine is which until the end of the night. This will ensure no preconceptions and should keep things on a level playing field.
Our selection of rivals have been meticulously selected and while some wines may be unknown to you, they are worthy in their own right to be in this line up and include in alphabetical order
(this will not be the pouring order on the night) of
AMHERST 2013 "WALTER COLLINS" SHIRAZ - Pyrenees Vic
A previous "Top 10" wine of the year contender, this beautiful Victorian Shiraz will surprise a few.
SMALL GULLY'S 2013 BLACK MAGIC SHIRAZ - Barossa Valley SA
This elusive and mysterious Shiraz may not be known to many, but never forgotten once tried.
GIACONDA 2008 "WARNER VINEYARD" SHIRAZ - Beechworth Vic
Known for producing arguably the best Chardonnay in OZ, this Shiraz sits the shadows showing all the talents of this iconic winery.
GREENOCK CREEK 2007 "SEVEN ACRE" SHIRAZ - Barossa Valley SA*
Regarded as one of the best Australian Shiraz ever by American wine writer and icon wine identity Robert Parker Jnr, and a worthy contender.
HENTLEY FARM 2010 "THE BEAST" SHIRAZ - Barossa Valley SA*
James Halliday's Winery of the Year 2015, this is their flagship shiraz from the magnificent 2010 vintage
SHIRVINGTON 2011 REDWIND SHIRAZ - McLaren Vale SA
The dark horse in the mix, but again worthy as 80 yo+ vines from McLaren Vale's "Scarce Earth" project shine through.
TURKEY FLAT 2013 SHIRAZ - Barossa Valley SA
From some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, this true to heart Barossa red has all the hallmarks of the gnarly old vines planted in 1847
WILD DUCK CREEK 2013 RESERVE SHIRAZ - Heathcote Vic
As hard to source as it is to make, only from parcels of fruit from exceptional vintages and limited to just 100doz when made, this legendary maker rarely lets this wine out of cellar door.
PENFOLDS GRANGE 2005*
"A small 2005 vintage Grange make - understandably no quality compromise.
With its DNA at 88% Barossa, this Grange belies most 2005vintage-chart implications."
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker
*Vintage to be confirmed
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