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Grange is arguably Australia's most famous 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.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and
textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.
The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as
one of the most consistent of the world's great wines.
style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
Dark and liqueur chocolate, laced with Moroccan
spices. An underlying tar/graphite blackness is
lifted by derived fruit/quince pie flavours - a few
years earlier they may have been more brashly
varietal and elemental. Pronounced tannins
sweep across the palate, although they are
certainly part of the wine, never obtrusive.
Long, layered and compelling, this wine is at the
spicier end of the Grange spectrum.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Magill.
Maturation: This wine was matured for 15 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5% Acidity: 6.90g/L pH: 3.60.
Variety: Shiraz (97%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).