Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange Hermitage 1983 (1 x 750mL), SA.

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 1983 Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small amount (6%) of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Overview

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 1983 Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small amount (6%) of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Label Damage/Discolouration - Please see photos

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"The earliest harvest on record at Penfolds, the 1983 vintage was characterized by devastating bush fires, followed by enormous flooding in March. A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has a surprisingly low pH (3.41) for a Grange, with an amazing 7.1 grams of acid per liter. The wine still shows considerable tannin in its flavors, but enormously powerful, rich, high acid characteristics. It is somewhat of a paradox to taste. Five years ago, it was exhibiting huge, powerful, concentrated flavors, but also high acid and high tannin. The wine seems very youthful, very backward, and still in need of at least another 4-5 years of cellaring. Whether it will all come together in a seamless classic remains open to conjecture. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020."

Rating 92 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted 2002

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very deep black cherry red.

Aroma

Dense, powerful dark chocolate/spice/plum/briar and mint aromas with some oak derived coconut.

Palate

A highly concentrated wine showing pronounced extract and tannins balanced with sweet plummy fruit and showing some ‘cigar box’ characters.

Wine Background

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 1983 Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small amount (6%) of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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