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  • Country ranking ?

    193
  • Producer ranking ?

    127
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

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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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Wine Information

Since the early 1970s Penfolds Grange has created a strong international image for Australian wine. Every time a person opens a bottle of fine mature Grange it strengthens the wine’s reputation.
Positive critical reviews have also helped. Hugh Johnson – the notable UK wine critic once called it “one of the only true First Growths of the Southern Hemisphere. Robert Parker – the highly influential US wine critic - called Grange “a leading candidate for the richest most concentrated dry red table wine on planet Earth.” Wine Spectator Magazine has conferred two important honours; the 1955 Grange was named one of the top12 wines of the 20th Century in 2000 and the 1990 vintage was named “Wine of the Year’ in 1995.
In 2002 grapes destined for Grange were once again crushed and fermented at Magill. A significant proportion of the blend is also matured in hogsheads in the Magill underground drives.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Brick red and Clear

ending

Pure

flavors

Cherry, Toasty, Smoky, Cranberry, Licorice and Floral

nose

Youthful, Complex and Seductive

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Concentrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Focused and Dry

Written Notes

Deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant/ liquorice/ herb garden aromas with underlying savoury oak, A substantial wine with prune/ cassis flavours, plentiful firm dry tannins and strong malty new oak. Finishes leafy/grippy but long and sweet. Powerful rather than polished. 94% Shiraz 6% Cabernet Sauvignon Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide) Blend. A period of drought and September frosts reduced potential yields. Warm dry conditions prevailed until late March/early April when a cooler weather pattern marked by drizzle set in.
  • 83p
Tight black fruit, vanilla and coconut oak, new US oak full and smoky, eucalyptus and and mint ethers, solid palate showing little maturity, big long heavy and complex.
  • 92p
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Origin

Magill, South Australia

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