Penfolds Grange 1994

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Grange 1994

Grange is the benchmark by which all other reds in this country, and increasingly overseas, are often measured. The reasons for this are many yet straightforward. Concentration of flavour, complexity and longevity - Grange blossoms with 15 to 20 years of bottle age, when most other reds have past their best, and better vintages can live and continue developing for decades longer. And finally, heritage - first produced by Max Schubert in 1951, the '94 Grange represents over 40 years of winemaking excellence.
When To Drink
Drinking well, but will improve with time. Drinking window now - 2030. 
Taste Description

Medium-deep crimson. Fresh intense plum, liquorice, sandalwood, earthy aromas. The palate is richly concentrated with saturated plum, blackberry, sweet fruit, mocha, herb flavours and fine plentiful, muscular tannins. Showing plenty of tertiary notes, but excellent drive and vinosity.

A classic vintage.

Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.

Maturation: Aged in 100% new American oak for 18 months.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.50% Acidity: 7.20g/L pH: 3.55.

Variety: Shiraz (89%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (11%).

Vintage Conditions
The Barossa Valley experienced a drier than average growing season with rainfall at 83 per cent of the 10 year mean, reducing yield in a virtually disease-free season. Ripening was slow. Good sugar levels, alcohols and ripe flavours were realised. McLaren Vale had good rainfall and mild temperatures and Coonawarra had a warm, very dry autumn followed by a cool and sometimes wet summer
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