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グランジ2013贈り物

マルチヴィンヤード(異なるブドウ園)、マルチリージョナル(異なる地域)から採れるブドウをブレンディングするというペンフォールズの哲学を最も強く表したオリジナルのワイン、グランジはオーストラリアの最も有名なワインであると言えるでしょう。グランジは南オーストラリアの文化遺産の象徴であると公式に認定されています。使用するのは、完熟し、凝縮したフレーバーのストラクチャーのあるシラーズというブドウ品種。今では世界における素晴らしいワインの最も安定した産地として認識されているオーストラリアで、この地方独特のワインを作り出しています。試験的に作り上げられた1951年から、途切れることがなくグランジのヴィンテージが造られています。シラーズ品種と、南オーストラリアの土壌と気候が、見事に相乗効果を生み出しているワインです。

When To Drink

Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2020-2060.

Palate Description

Colour
Opaque black core, dark red rim.

Nose
An aromatic assault / surge / eruption of soy, hoisin, balsamic reduction… coiled around a core of kirsch and fresh raspberry.
This propulsion is crammed with tell-tale barrel ferment, V.A. and formic Grange markers – all in balance, all respectful of fruit and oak.
And yet, so ‘classy’ – a brightness, a sheen, a gloss, a raciness – belying both age and upbringing (élevage).

Palate
Formidable
No gaps, a densely-packed structural continuum.
Not huge, not massive, yet taut, muscular, feisty. A black palimpsest - black fruits, black liquorice,  black pudding, black fig, black cardamom....
Granitic chewy tannins linger and coat; oak all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami.
Fruits? Where to start in this entanglement? Time please.

Expert Reviews
99 Points

“Gloriously, splendiferously complex. There are so many layers of flavour it's labyrinthine, yet you never lose the thread, the path, of the wine.” - James Halliday

Winemaker Quotes

“Six decades after the release of OUR favourite Grange, the 60 year-old 1953 Grange, this 2013 flexes, prances, twitches… Pressure is on! What’s the measure of this four and a half year old?”

“2013 – Undoubtedly will soon be universally proclaimed to be a classic ‘Penfolds vintage’ … and indeed over time certified a classic ‘Grange vintage’!”

“Not unlike the 2008 Grange – á la style / weight / disposition / cellarability.”

- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Technical Information

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

Maturation: 20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.

Variety: 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage Conditions

The majority of South Australia had a dry winter reminiscent of 2006, vines were in water deficit at the beginning of spring and became accustomed to dry conditions quite early. The exception was McLaren Vale, where revitalising winter rainfall exceeded the long term average. Early budburst was noticeable across many regions.

Dry and warm spring conditions explained canopy growth and yields, becoming typical of the 2013 growing season. Warm days were dispersed throughout October, November and in early January, contributing to an early start to the 2013 harvest and a condensed vintage. 

Dry and warm conditions, coupled with lower than average yields resulted in fruit showing strong, structural tannins and wines of great intensity and encouraging flavour. The Magill Estate fruit was harvested in pristine condition, hand-picked on February 14th and 15th 2013.

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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