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2014 Grange

2014 Grange

The Penfolds Collection

2014 Grange

The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured 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. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2014
2014
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2020-2045
2020-2045
Awards
98 points - Huon Hooke
97 points - James Halliday
96 points - Campbell Mattinson
2014 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz
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2014 Grange
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$850.00
Price
$850.00
$2,550.00
Price
$2,550.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.

The stories of Grange epitomise how imagination and gut-feel transcend numbers. Max Schubert pushed boundaries because he wasn’t constrained by scientific dogma and he dared to believe in himself.”

–Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer

95
2014 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz

The Penfolds Collection

2014 Grange

The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured 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. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

2014 Grange
Ground Shipping Included
$850.00
Price
$850.00
$2,550.00
Price
$2,550.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2014
2014
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2020-2045
2020-2045
Awards
98 points - Huon Hooke
97 points - James Halliday
96 points - Campbell Mattinson

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2014 Grange

Colour

Deep plush garnet throughout – from core to rim.

Nose

Quite simply, an unmistakable youthful ‘Grange’ nose. Awakened primary fruits and stylish oak interlocked and indistinguishable. As expected.

Palate

Poised yet powerful. A balanced, tightly-knit and woven structural ‘tapestry’. Not to be constrained by dimension or frame.

Tannins with attitude! Nonetheless respectful. Slatey tannins … alluvial, silty. Long and lingering – tactile impressions indistinguishably and slowly fuse/merge into an aftertaste memory. Until the next sip!

A Grange to create new friends – this 2014 offering a subtly different structural mosaic; different tone and timbre.

Vintage conditions

2014 Vintage

Above average winter rainfall equipped the vines across South Australia with healthy soil moisture profiles. Spring in the Barossa Valley was the windiest in 47 years with significant heat records set. Warm conditions prevailed during summer and throughout veraison. However, just as vintage was about to commence an extreme rainfall event occurred in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley slowing harvest. This extra time allowed grapes to ripen evenly with good flavour and tannin development. By contrast, McLaren Vale had 21% less rain than the long-term average from September to March. September was the wettest of the spring months with a hailstorm and windy conditions prevailing from October through to November, while harvest in McLaren Vale was delayed due to a rain event in mid-February. Wrattonbully and Coonawarra both enjoyed good winter and spring rainfall, with cold and wet conditions carrying well into December. There were heat spikes through summer, with temperatures reaching 43ºC on February 2nd. By mid-autumn the weather had settled down to generally cooler conditions, optimal for slow ripening. Across South Australia, shiraz benefited from the long spell between veraison and harvest, with grapes exhibiting brightness, crisp acid retention and impressive fruit quality overall.

Grape variety
98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.6
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.6
Maturation
20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads
20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads

The Story of Grange

The development of Max Schubert’s Grange is a modern tale of imagination, a battle against the odds and redemption. It began with a side trip to Bordeaux in 1949, where a wine ‘capable of staying alive for a minimum of twenty years’, first entered Schubert’s mind. His first experimental vintage in 1951 began a new way of thinking that would eventually lead to a signature wine style, but not before Grange was discredited and Max Schubert forced to make the wine in secrecy.

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