Grange 1983

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Grange 1983

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.
Taste Description
Deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant, panforte, liquorice aromas with hints of mocha, sage. Powerful and richly concentrated with deep-set dark berry, panforte, mint flavours and fine plentiful graphite, muscular tannins. Finishes firm and tight with a tannin plume. A massively rich and expansive wine with years of cellaring potential.
Technical Information

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

Maturation: Matured in new American oak hogsheads for 20 months.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.30% Acidity: 7.10g/L pH: 3.41.

Variety: Shiraz (94%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (6%).

Vintage Conditions
This vintage was seriously affected by the 1982 drought, less by the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires and March flooding. Summer rainfall was a little more than half the average, following by record rains in March.