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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.
Max Schubert knew intuitively that fruit power, concentration and ripe tannins were key components of optimum quality, he was well ahead of his time. Second of the three hidden, or secret Granges, made by Schubert in defiance of a company order to cease production. The wine was matured in the previous year's Grange barrels as new oak was not available. A blend of 94 per cent Shiraz and 6 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale at Adelaide, the Kalimna Vineyard and from other vineyards in Barossa and McLaren Vale.
Deep brick red. Meaty and aged, a pruney, port like bouquet. Complex and developed, slightly maderised wine with earthy mushroom truffle aromas. The palate is dry and savoury with some meaty mushroom flavours, dusty dry, lean with light mushroom characters, a meaty finish of hard tannins.