Grange 1981

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Grange 1981

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 brick red. Fresh complex roasted meats, tobacco, prune, dark chocolate aromas. Lovely concentrated dark chocolate, panforte, tobacco flavours and firm graphite tannins. Finishes minerally with some herb garden notes. Solidly structured wine. Will hold for many years.
Technical Information

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

Maturation: Matured in new American oak hogsheads for 18 months.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.60% Acidity: 6.20g/L pH: 3.58.

Variety: Shiraz (89%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (11%).

Vintage Conditions
A warm to hot, drought-affected summer followed by a normal vintage.