Penfolds `Bin 95` Grange Hermitage 1987 (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 1987 Grange is a blend of Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

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 1987 Grange is a blend of Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

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

Expert Reviews

"A light, elegant style of Grange made with a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has a deep ruby/purple color and a spicy, peppery nose with some new oak, black cherry, and blackberry flavors. The wine shows some dry tannin in the finish that may ultimately prove worrisome given the less-than-massive style of this vintage. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to like in this wine, which is very pure, ripe, and medium to full-bodied. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016."

Rating 90 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Tasted Feb 2002

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense brick red in colour.

Aroma

Typical of Grange showing strong rich, berry fruit and minty characters with smoky oak overtones.

Palate

Full, firm, rich palate with excellent concentration of sweet plum and cherry-like fruit, vanillin oak flavours and soft, mouth-filling tannins.