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Penfolds' great 1990s
16 Oct 2008 by Victoria Daskal
See also tasting notes on 22 great vintages of Grange to be published tomorrow. In time for their big sale today, Christie's hosted a Penfolds Masterclass, featuring special wines from the 1990 vintage with Peter Gago, chief winemaker at Penfolds since 2002, leading the tasting. He provided personal insights into how and why these 1990 wines vary across the range, given their different regions of origin and/or maturation methods. The 1990 vintage may not seem like that long ago, but these wines have an impressive 18 years on them. The recommendation from Gago was loud and clear: enjoy now! - and beware that the drinking window is...

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