Grange 1985

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Grange 1985

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 redcurrant, mocha, tobacco aromas with some wet bitumen, iodine notes. Well-concentrated redcurrant, tobacco, graphite flavours with chewy fine tannins and underlying mocha notes.
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide).

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

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.10% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.47.

Variety: Shiraz (99%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (1%).

Vintage Conditions
Cool to mild growing season followed by similarly good conditions at vintage, with late rain delaying picking.