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.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"The best showing ever for this wine from my perspective, this blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is considered a relatively forward, accessible style of Grange. The color is still a dark plum/purple, and the wine shows plenty of sweet cassis, with notes of chocolate and toasty oak. The wine is opulent and luscious, with great intensity, full body, and fabulous extract. The acidity seems relatively low and integrated, and the tannins quite ripe. Drink it over the next 12-18 years."
Rating 94 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense deep rich red.
Blackcurrant and plum aromas combined with developed chocolate and caramel-like characters which are enhanced by smoky oak characters.
A big, rich, and balanced wine. The palate is elegant, with cedary, chocolaty, tobacco-like flavours and supple tannins.