Grange 1989

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Grange 1989

Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1989 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has the typical solid structure and strength of character to age gracefully over the next decade or so, with correct cellaring, to produce another classic Grange. 
Taste Description
Medium crimson. Fragrant redcurrant, cassis, leather, sandalwood aromas. Luxuriant ‘tawny port-like’ intensity on the palate with fleshy sweet fruit, liquorice, mocha notes and fine-grained muscular tannins. Finishes firm but long and sweet. A very successful wine for the vintage.
Technical Information

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

Maturation: Aged in 100% new American oak for 18 months.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.50% Acidity: 6.90g/L pH: 3.53.

Variety: Shiraz (91%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (9%).

Vintage Conditions
Below average rainfall during the growing season and a hot February caused concern, with vine health struggling. Heavy March rains followed. Older and more established Grange vineyards were better able to cope with the heat and rain better than most.
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