Penfolds Grange 2017Regular price $966.00
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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. This release in 2021 commemorates the 70th anniversary since Grange was first made.
Dense and deep, bright and lively crimson-red, a wine-loving forensic sniff or two reveals: Venison carpaccio with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Or, uncured pastrami? A salsa verde type-emulsion with an emphasis on the parsley and extra virgin olive oil. Wafts of sticky rice pudding, apricot pip, vanillin pod and coconut husk. Spiced sandalwood, ground cumin and wintergreen notes remind of an eighteen-month sabbatical in oak. An advancing wave of flavours, understated power and charm. The swell builds and a more persuasive wave follows …and then more, with each sip. The flavours: Laden with shiraz fruits from the Barossa to the North and McLaren to the South - ‘maritime’ and ‘continental’ climatic/varietal diversity. Liquorice, soy and malt, burnt vanilla marshmallow …Dark chocolate, wrapped in a satiny candle-like coating. Supple oak nuances - dexterously integrated, no doubt compliments of barrel ferment. The texture: Creamy/velvety, tannins are tight with a ‘rusty’ edge. Ebullient acidity, whilst lively and racy, is well-managed.