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Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.
The first of the so called hidden Grange, the wine was made without the knowledge of Penfolds management, who had ordered Max Schubert to cease production, eventually released as Bin 50 and Bin 113. A blend of 88 percent Shiraz and 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grown at the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale in the Adelaide Hills, with further components from vineyards in the McLaren Vale. A mild dry growing season, the wine received eighteen months maturation in the previous years Grange barrels.
Deep brick red. A leaner wine with savoury earthy/ leafy/ dark chocolate characters, some bitumen nuances and fine slightly bitter tannins. Finishes dry and firm.