Grange 1970

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Grange 1970

Despite carrying many different Bin numbers in the early years, Grange was always labelled Bin 95 from the 1970 vintage. This wine is a favourite of Don Ditter, who worked at Penfolds from 1946 and succeeded Max Schubert as Chief Winemaker in 1975.
Taste Description
Medium-deep brick red. Intensely fragrant and complex walnut, fresh dark truffle, panforte aromas with hints of herb garden. Well-concentrated and supple with walnut/roasted coffee, praline flavours, fine looseknit and slightly chalky dry tannins. Finishes leafy firm at the finish. Drink soon.
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley (including Kalimna Vineyard) and Magill Estate (Adelaide).

Maturation: Eighteen months in new American oak hogsheads.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 11.50% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.67.

Variety: Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

Vintage Conditions
Dry growing season with rainfall 40 per cent less than normal. Mild, dry conditions at vintage.