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  • Country ranking ?

    146
  • Producer ranking ?

    66
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    veal filet mignon sautéed spring vegetables

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Australian Wine Companion / Outstanding dense but bright purple-red; a powerful, concentrated bouquet with blackberry, mulberry and licorice aromas, and the oak seemingly more restrained than is usual. A powerful but impeccably balanced and structured wine, redolent of black cherry, licorice and mulberry fruit flavours; oozing class, breeding and staying power. It will be very interesting to watch the development of this wine versus the much-vaunted '90 and '91 vintages.

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The Story

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.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Extensive, Flavorful and Metallic

flavors

Blackcurrant, Smoky, Blackberry, Licorice, Pepper and Voluptuous

nose

Open, Complex and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Developing, Medium-bodied, Aggressive, Harmonious, Focused, Vigor, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Full-bodied and Impressive

Written Notes

This wine tasted blind stood out in its ripeness, thicker texture and full bodied profile from the 8 other European wines tasted blind. The wine is still youthful with blackberry and plum flavours along with sweet cinnamon and licorice notes. A beautifully aged Grange that proves how well this wine can age. (92)

  • 92p

The 1992 Penfolds Grange was totally different. This wine showed also deep, dark berry fruit, but this wine is much more elegant, almost feminine. Others described it as sensual. It has great mouthfeel and a fleshy, long finish. This wine is perfect to drink now, and I would drink it in the next three years.

  • 96p
Deep crimson. Ripe blackcurrant pastille/ dark chocolate/ Provençal herb aromas. The palate is well concentrated with pure blackcurrant/ dark cherry flavours, savoury/ malty oak and long fine grainy/ cedary tannins. Finishes long and bitter sweet. An elegantly structured Grange with a good future. 90% Shiraz 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale Blend. A cool to mild growing season marked by intermittent rains.
  • 90p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright, dark and deep. On the nose it is open, wide, intense and complex. The taste is full, harmonious, focused, ripe, vigor, fragrant, toasty, with medium tannin ., with silky tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with perfectly balanced, well-structured, well-integrated, good texture structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has blackberry, spice, licorice, new-oak, smoky, violet, toasty, perfumed and blackcurrant flavours. The finish is long, lingering, flavorful, spicy, vibrant and extensive. This wine is beauty, impressive and outstanding. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2t before tasting.
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Information

Origin

Magill, South Australia

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