"Penfolds Grange Shiraz (Hermitage) 1966 was made using a blend of 88 percent shiraz and 12 percent cabernet sauvignon. Grapes were grown in the Barossa Valley (Kalimna Vineyard and other), at Morphett Vale (Adelaide) and on the Magill Estate vineyard in Adelaide. It was a warm, dry vintage.
This has long been regarded as a classic Penfolds Grange vintage and so finding bottles of it is difficult. Delicious floral complexity. Mint, raspberry, violets, leather, laces of farm-floor and leather, kirsch and roses. Tremendously yummy. A wine you’d like to suck on all day. Tar and ground coffee and sandalwood too. Maybe not one for the squeaky clean technocrats – but a wine that I found enormously enjoyable. A great Grange in my books. 95 Points." - Campbell Mattinson