Drum roll, please. We are happy to announce that the (belated) wedding anniversary wine for 2011 has been selected. For this year, we’ve chosen the outstanding 2006 Penfolds Grange (bin 51) Shiraz.
We realise that, on the back of selecting Penfolds Grange last year, that we might appear to be coming off a bit one sided in our decision making, but after the wonderful things we’ve been hearing about this vintage, how could we resist?
We’re pretty sure the father of Grange, Max Schubert, would approve of the 2006 vintage. From early tasting notes and reviews it is being heralded in the same class as the 2004 vintage (last years’ anniversary wine), the subliminal 1998 vintage and is being included in a list of the top Grange from the past two decades.
That’s some billing for (in mature age Shiraz circles) quite a young wine! James Halliday awarded the ‘06 98/100 scoring it the top Shiraz in Australia, and James is a wine expert who really knows his Shiraz and Syrah. Who are we to argue?
Check back for more on this legendary wine when we open it for drinking – say in about ten or fifteen years!
To read more about Aussie Wine Guy’s Anniversary Wine (and what it is all about!), check out the following page.