Monday, December 22, 2008

Sob...


Last night when perusing the wine cellar John noticed that a bottle of Penfold's Grange Hermitage was somewhat rusty around the top. On further investigation he noticed that it had leaked slightly.

From Nick's Wine Merchants website...

"Penfolds Grange is without doubt one of Australia's and the world's most famous wines. From humble beginnings in the 1950's, Grange has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over four decades and lead the charge of Australian wines onto the world market. Today, it is a wine of international fame challenging the First Growths of Bordeaux as the Worlds best. And like the First Growth wines of Bordeaux such is the reputation of Grange that each vintage is eagerly awaited by collectors both in Australia and overseas...

...Penfolds Grange is the benchmark against which all other Australian red wines are judged. To share a mature Grange, 15 to 20 years old in fine condition is one of the great wine experiences."


Of course it couldn't have been any old run of the mill everyday drinking red wine could it..?? It had to be the ultimate Australian red wine.

Hoping against hope we opened it this evening to enjoy with a pasta dinner. Sadly it had turned, the nose was very much like methylated spirits and it had turned a nasty brown colour.

I have just checked the Penfolds website...1995 Grange is now worth $499.00/bottle

Ouch...

Think I'll keep that information to myself.

4 comments:

Kel said...

sob and then some more sobs! a travesty, a tragedy, thats calls for a national day of mourning. maybe john googled it too and is keeping it to himself? grin

Lynda said...

Holy Cow...now, THAT is a bummer!

Watercolor said...

It is only worth that if you sold it. :)

Be sure and check the rest. Don't want anymore to go bad....

Lilly's Life said...

OMG and I dont even know what a $499 bottle of wine tastes like.

Its best to put it out of your mind completely I think. Yes and I hope the rest are ok!

Have a great Christmas!