“Barossa – but labelled simply as Australia. Leathery and liquorice. Reminds me a bit of port – no surprise, perhaps. Dramatic, symphonic black fruit. Really packs it in. Maintains the legend.” 18.5/20 JH www.jancisrobinson.com
Ever since the ambitious, experimental trials and tribulations of Max Schubert throughout the 1950s, to conceive and formulate the nation's first growth, Grange has maintained its place as Australia's most prestigious wine. A Shiraz of extraordinary dimension and power, richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness, the tasting of any Penfolds Grange regardless of vintage, is a profound and unforgettable experience. Rich and exciting in its youth, Grange develops into an immensely complex, beguiling wine that seduces the senses
An Australian icon, Grange represents a tradition that is totally uncompromising. Grange has bypassed the fads and trends of modern fashions in the sense that it has maintained an integrity of style and remained true to its origins. Penfolds Grange is the quality standard against which the finest efforts of Australian winemaking can only aspire. Grange is made to an inimitable style which defines the vagaries of vintage and uniqueness of Australian Shiraz. Vintage 2006 was sourced from exceptional sites in the Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, as well as the historic Magill Estate in Adelaide Hills. The finished Grange was matured eighteen months in a selection of exclusively new American oak hogsheads.