Langton’s Classified: Exceptional
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.
The 25th anniversary of Grange. Max Schubert considered it 'More in the old style: a good vintage'. The first Australian wine to cross the A$20 barrier.
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- AUS - Multi-regional
- South Australia
"Consistently one of the most awesome wines ever made at Grange, this blend of 89% Shiraz and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon (13.9% alcohol) was the first Australian wine to cost $20 upon release. I have had this wine six separate times, every time rating it between 96 and 100. It had a phenomenal showing at Penfolds' Magill estate. The color is an opaque purple, the wine massive, full-bodied, and to me, the quintessential Grange. Notes of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cassis, charcoal, new saddle leather, and underbrush resonate from the glass. Huge, thick, unctuously textured, with extraordinary concentration but perfect harmony among all of its elements, this is a prodigious Grange that is still not fully mature. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. A legend for sure!"
Rating 100 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense and concentrated liquorice/chocolate/berry/truffle aromas with touches of earthiness.
Powerful with rich plum/chocolate/berry/liquorice fruit flavours, thick velvety tannin structure and excellent length. Should be a very long-lived wine.