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 1982 Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small amount (6%) of Cabernet Sauvignon.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"The 1982 is another superb example of that. One of the jammiest, most precocious Granges when it was released, it has never gone through a closed stage and continues to drink beautifully. A full-bodied, opulent Grange, it reveals an inky/purple color to the rim as well as a beautiful nose of crushed blueberries, blackberries, smoke, toast, roasted herbs, and road tar. This dense, plush, expansive, seamless, seductive 1982 has not changed much since I had it nearly a decade ago."
Rating 97 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002
Winery Tasting Notes
Very deep, rich brick red.
Very ripe, sweet plum jam aromas. Vanilla and mint characters with a hint of leafiness.
Masses of delicious super-fleshy fruit throughout, very elegant and supple but undeniably a full-bodied wine with an assertive tannin finish.