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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.
No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange.
The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich,opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life.
The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding,
old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation.
The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony.
The 1982 Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a
small amount (6%) of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grange Vineyard Region Kalimna (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Clare
Valley, Magill and Modbury (Adelaide Plains).
Vintage Conditions A very good vintage in South Australia with a mild growing season which ended with a burst of warm weather.
Grape variety Shiraz (Syrah), Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturation Matured in new American oak
hogsheads for 18 months.
Wine Analysis A lc/Vol: 13.50%
Winemaker comments by
Colour Very deep, rich brick red.
Nose Very ripe, sweet plum jam aromas. Vanilla and mint characters with a hint of leafiness.
Palate Masses of delicious super-fleshy fruit
throughout, very elegant and supple but
undeniably a full-bodied wine with an
assertive tannin finish.