This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.
Deep plum red
Each return to the glass reveals more…
Inviting. Lifted aromatics hovering above – sweet yeast bun, fresh liquorice. Red curranted fruits, sour cherry, fresh quince… A ‘trifled’ vinous chromatogram – jelly/custard/coconut!
Expansive (for a Bin 2!). Only a fleeting suggestion of background oak. Tea-leaf/talc tannins… fathered by Shiraz or Mourvèdre?! Savoury and charcuterie flavours charmingly mesh with those reminiscent of Jamaican raisined dark chocolate.
Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging to a mild summer, with a few short periods of heat. The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period, allowed for impressive flavour development, without inflated baumés. Balanced canopies matched fruit load, providing even yet not too speedy ripening. Warm dry conditions continued throughout harvest with fruit picked in optimal condition. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions and this, coupled with favourable weather conditions, saw great results for some quality markers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth.
Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.
|Oak Treatment||10 months in seasoned French and American oak|