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Applauded as the greatest vintage yet, the 2001 Penfolds Grange is to be released on the 1st May with a £255 (AUS$600/US$448) price tag.

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"The 50th commercial vintage of the wine is also expected to be one of the most sought after Granges.... It is also likely to be the most expensive Grange with a price tag of up to $600 a bottle in some stores. "

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Blimey. Much as I love to hate the idea of Grange I won a bottle of 1990 ten years ago in a wine hypotheticals runby the company's marketing honcho. I drank it late last year. I was ready to hate it, be snide about it and just slag it off in a Michael Winner sort of way. The trouble was it was absolutely brilliant. But I gues it's much easier to love an expensive wine when you don't have to pay for it...

Ridiculous, there will be some discounting by retailers no doubt, but at $300-500AUD I can buy aged great vintage bottles of Grange at auction ('71, '83 ,'90, '96 etc or even legends for around $650AUD like '65/'66 that will be right in their drinking window).

'01 will probably be good (would struggle to be worse than 2000 by all reports anyway), but I can't see any reason to buy it at that price unless you want a 21st wine for a child born in that year.