Grange 1987

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Grange 1987

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
Medium crimson. Intense plum, dark chocolate, herb garden, white pepper, mint aromas. Well-concentrated wine with praline, herb garden, mint flavours and fine plentiful chalky texture. A strong tannic finish with some sappy, leafy notes.
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley (including Kalimna Vineyard) and McLaren Vale.

Maturation: Aged in new American oak hogsheads for 18 months

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.80% Acidity: 6.60g/L pH: 3.42.

Variety: Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

Vintage Conditions
Growing season and vintage were both marked by cool weather. Crops in most South Australian regions were reduced by hailstorms in October 1986.