Back vintage Grange 750ml bottle

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Grange 1997

Grange is an icon, being both Australia's and Penfolds' flagship wine. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia.

Penfolds Grange displays fully ripe, intensely flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds' multivineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

Taste Description
Deep crimson. Lifted blackberry, panforte, leafy, smoky aromas. Well-concentrated blackberry, herb garden, sage, leafy flavours, fine-grained slinky tannins and plenty of smoky, mocha oak notes. Finishes chocolatey and long. An early-drinking Grange with lovely freshness, vinosity and drive.
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale & Bordertown.

Maturation: Matured in 100% new American oak for 20 months..

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.0% Acidity: 7.00g/L pH: 3.52

Variety: Shiraz (96%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (4%).

Vintage Conditions
A somewhat challenging vintage combining a cool start to the season with heat in the high summer. Budburst was slightly later than usual in most South Australian regions, with mild weather through to Christmas. The onset of a prolonged heat wave in February further delayed ripening. Fortunately, a sunny, warm autumn followed, allowing vines to reach full ripeness.