Penfolds Grange 1998, Magnum #0833

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Penfolds Grange 1998 is a blend of 97% shiraz and 3% cabernet sauvignon.

1998 was a very good year for shiraz, and to even find a 1998 Grange, let alone a magnum, was a pretty rare opportunity that I could not pass up.

I bought this bottle in Brisbane, and plan to cellar it for a long time.

It is not a 'drink now' wine, and will mature and change character over many years of proper cellar storage.

Lighting setup:

1.  Canon Speedlite 580EX positioned at 45 degrees to camera left, 0.3m from the white background and pointed at the background.  Power set to 1/128th + 0.3 EV; zoom set to 35mm.  Triggered by a PocketWizard PLUS II.

2.  Canon Speedlite 580EX II positioned at 45 degrees to camera right, 2m from the subject, at a higher elevation.  Power set to 1/4th; zoom set to 35mm.  Shot through a hand-held 80cm diffuser dish.  Triggered by a PocketWizard PLUS II.

Published on Monday, 9th June, 2008.

Exposure

Date: Monday, 9th June, 2008
Time: 5:59pm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal length: 115mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200th of a second
ISO: 100
Exposure mode: Manual

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