With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia's most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines.
On the nose, an eruption of fruits. Dark coffee grind, malt and tapenade merge with black earths almost verging on peat. A slurry of dark-skinned berried fruits, flirting with dark liquorice and soy. On the palate, initially, the enlivened dark fruits of a Christmas pudding or boiled fruitcake mix demand attention. But there's much more to complement these fruits impressions of ironstone, graphite, iodine, black ink, and a black pudding viscosity. Formidable, meshed tannins texturally honeycombed, without the honey! Oak has entwined itself invisible. Integrated, measured ... and clearly more than one sip required to gain an authentic first impression.
|Country of Origin||Australia|