G4 Shiraz (Grange blend: 2002, 2004, 2008 & 2016) 2002 Penfolds
€ 2.776,95 (in. BTW)
A blend of Grange from the 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2016 vintages, Penfolds's NV G4 is likely more of a curiosity-collectible than anything else, given its otherworldly price tag and limited production (2,500 individually numbered bottles). That said, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle, I hope you ultimately drink it, preferably shared with good friends. It comes across as relatively youthful, with plenty of primary fruit (raspberries and blackberries), cedar and vanilla and dusty tannins. Concentrated and full-bodied, it does show glimpses of slightly aged characters—hints of roasted meat, caramel and tobacco—but I would still give this another five years before I'd broach a bottle. If you're on a non-billionaire budget, you might rather have three or four bottles of Grange—but G4 will certainly give you bragging rights.