Grange Shiraz is the most celebrated wine and is also known as the “Heritage Icon” of Australia. Penfolds Grange uses fully ripe, intensely flavoured and textured shiraz grapes. This produces a very unique type of Australian wine and is now one of the most powerful wines in the world. Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Magill are the vineyard regions from where the Penfolds Grange shiraz is made. Basically the wine is made from shiraz but 2% of Cabernet is added as well. The wine is then matured for 18 months in new American oak hogsheads.
Tasting Notes by Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker.
Colour - Deep blood-red, dense core.
Nose - Very Penfolds, very Barossa, very Grange! Its fabric is meshed with spice - cinnamon, vanillin pod, nutmeg and black pepper - tempered by teppanyaki sauces, amaretto/almond. A dark thread connects - black liquorice, olive and fresh Arabica
Palate - Freshness and balance are welcomed, yet confuse... a few sips remind of the oft-used reference 'iron fist in a velvet glove'. All is not as it seems! Firm throughout and across palate – reverent tannins and oak convey & propel flavours of slow-roasted lamb (avec jus), dark chocolate, cola, maraschino, with a menthol/rosemary lift to finish. Alluringly, a plush satin/cashmere mouth feel compounds the initial confusion - accessible, yet poised to evolve and complex over many decades.
|Wine Region||south australia|