The 1999 Penfolds Grange is “the first Grange since 1963 to be 100 percent Shiraz – and doesn’t it show it in all its glory. This is a fabulously balanced Grange, the perfect follow-up to the extraordinary 1998. Full of luscious, elevated, malty oak and crawling with deliciously spiced, leather-like, licorice-laden, plum-infused, blackberried fruit, it’s gorgeously supple and gamey and long, with a magnificent silkiness and a sense of power, balance and finesse almost second to none. Given a good decant it drinks outstandingly well already, but it will live for a very long time. Given that time, this will become a top-shelf Grange. Jeremy Oliver 96 Points, Drinking 2024 – 2048.