$785 a bottle for 2008 Grange

The latest vintage of Australia's most famous red wine, Penfolds Grange, goes on sale on Thursday with an asking price of $785 a bottle and a 100 out of 100 rating from one influential wine publication. Given the extraordinary hype over the 2008 and a price hike of more than $100 over the previous vintage, the question is, is it worth it? Campbell Mattinson (pictured), publisher of The Wine Front, gives it a stellar rating, but doesn't rate it in his top five Granges.

The latest vintage of Australia's most famous red wine, Penfolds Grange, goes on sale on Thursday with an asking price of $785 a bottle and a 100 out of 100 rating from one influential wine publication. Given the extraordinary hype over the 2008 and a price hike of more than $100 over the previous vintage, the question is, is it worth it? Campbell Mattinson (pictured), publisher of The Wine Front, gives it a stellar rating, but doesn't rate it in his top five Granges.

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