Penfolds, Grange, 1989

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Grange, 1989

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia





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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: John Duval Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 101585 Fill Level: Low neck. Label Quality: Very good labels and capsules.
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Penfold's Grange is one of Australia's finest wines - full-bodied, opulent and seductive.

The Grange is one of Australia's finest and most famous wines, officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia: a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. It has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious red wine over four decades, and each vintage is eagerly awaited by collectors both in Australia and overseas.

Prior to 1989 Penfolds Grange used 'Hermitage' in the label before the European Union banned it from using a recognisable French wine place name.


"A very hedonistic, almost decadent style of Grange, this blend of 91% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from three grape sources - Kalimna in the Barossa, Penfolds' other sources in the Barossa, and McLaren Vale - is a gorgeously opulent, almost Pomerol-like Grange with an over-ripe characteristic to the fruit. Cherry liqueur intermixed with cranberry and cassis presented in a seductive, full-bodied, very soft, forward style is truly not the classic Grange in the sense of having huge structure and massive concentration, but this wine is loaded, very corpulent, and fleshy." Robert Parker

"Amazingly ripe and lush, this bubbles with vibrant fruit like a mouthful of cassis syrup, concentrated, elegant and remarkably silky in texture. Blackberry, currant and vanilla flavors ooze over palate, making for a thoroughly hedonistic drink." Wine Spectator