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Penfolds - Shiraz-Cabernet - 2011

Winery: Penfolds
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Type: Red
Varietal: Shiraz-Cabernet
Appellation: South Eastern Australia
Country: Australia
Vineyard/Special Designation: Winemaker's Selection
Vintage: 2011
Suggested Retail Price: $3.99
Retailer/Place Purchased: Trader Joe's
Shared By: Lewis Perdue
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Shared On: 2014-09-23
Conflict of Interest in Rating this Wine: No


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Opinion: I wouldn't buy this again.
Other Comments: It's not a bad wine, especially for $3.99 at TJ's , but not one I want to charge against my daily alcohol and calorie ration.I even tried drinking upside to get in sync with Down Under, but that didn't help. And it's a branding faux pas. Just think of the cognitive dissonance in the heads of a potential Penfolds Grange buyers. Their "trust your gut," sees $650 or $700 for a bottle as just wrong for a brand known for $3.99 wine. There is a reason that Porsche doesn't sell a 500-cc clown car. Grange has been a headline grabber (especially for Aussie lawmakers caught red-handed with freebies). But this 500-cc clown car and other labels effectively puts a lid on global Grange prices ... and respect for what is a dreamboat wine.