SKU: PENGRASHZ18GFT
The 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

Grape Variety

Shiraz

Region

South Australia

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied

Palate

Familial flavours of a deconstructed Black Forest Cake/trifle – chocolate, custard, bright wild raspberry; redcurrant. So many other less-obvious flavour ‘distractions’ - mushroom pâté/duxelles, replete with a beefy accompaniment. Notes of sarsaparilla whirled into the mix. Also, an assortment of fresh red and black liquorice – ‘straight out of the bag’. Mouthcoating - a confluence of tannin/acidity/oak/fruit – all joyously meshed together. A convex mid-palate that generously supports upfront palate grip and a continuum of delight all the way to lengthy, lingering finish.

Vintage

2018

Food Pairing

Red Meat

Sustainable

This product is from an eco-producer - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility

”Fruit from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley. It's strange that the Clare Valley, seldom mentioned in the roster of regional contributions, no matter how numerous, comes up as one of three here. Although I have to admit there's a parcel of beautiful Clare Valley shiraz that frequently finds its way into the blend. It's unclear whether Penfolds' assessment of 'Instantly, an assault of piercing VA [volatile acidity]' is in reference to a passing phase or to the deliberate retention of VA, but it's part of Grange. For me, persistent black shoe polish marks the bouquet of this wine. To one side, it's all about unbridled power, and it'll be at least another 8 years before it calms down. There's so much screaming for attention it's distracting, and senses of proportion are lost.”
– James Halliday

Awards

Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com - 100

Tony Love, Winepilot - 100

Lisa Perrotti - Brown - 100

Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal - 100

Anders Enquiest Livets Goda Sweden - 100

MaryAnn Worobiec Wine Spectator - 100

Ken Gargett World of Fine Wine - 100

Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate - 99

Jeni Port, Winepilot - 99

Ray Jordan - 99

Tyson Stelzer - 98

Angus Hughson Vinous - 98

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Penfolds Grange 2018 (Gift Box)

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