1964 Penfolds Grange. There isn’t a lot of information available about this vintage other than what is written in the Rewards of Patience and a tasting note posted by Campbell Mattinson on The Wine Front. Nevertheless it is still Penfolds Grange and it is a great old wine that is becoming harder to find for sale. The 1964 Penfolds Grange won a trophy, 4 gold medals and 3 other medals in 1968 and 1969. During production bottles were labelled Bin numbers 95, 395, 66, 67 and 68.
Winemaker comments by Penfolds Rewards of Patience, Edition VI
This Grange is medium red brick in colour. The nose displays fresh prune/molasses/leather/rustic aromas with touches of camphor. On the palate the wine is sinewy and dry with leather/prune/walnutty/prune flavours and fine, leafy tannins. The palate is beginning to dry up but the wine has some sweet fruit and good flavour length. Grapes were sourced from vineyards located in Magill Estate Barossa Valley and the famous Kalimna Vineyard. Vintage conditions were a wet growing season followed by a cool and fine vintage. This Grange is made from Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and saw 18 months in new American oak.