The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.
Grange was recently recognised as a First Growth in Liv-ex’s recreation of the Bordeaux 1855 classification.
When To Drink:Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2020 - 2045.
Rating: 98 points (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)
Tasting Notes:Savoury, not fruity. Tastes/flavours remind of slow cooked beef ragout, chicken liver game terrine. Red liquorice also apparent.
Integrated oak – spicy, almost ‘non-American’ oak … but it is. As it always is. A core of 100% new Quercus alba.
Poised yet powerful. A balanced, tightly-knit and woven structural ‘tapestry’.
Review:“Rich, concentrated and intense, the 2014 Grange delivers exactly what we’ve come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It’s full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic, it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standard.”
- Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Vintage: 2014 Region: Barossa Valley Varietal: Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Size: 750ml 14.5% Alcohol Content Product of Australia *Must be over 18 to purchase