Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren South Australia
The 1989 Grange Hermitage is beginning to show some seriously attractive older maturation characters, developing sooner by comparison to its more robust 1988 and 1990 counterparts. 91% Shiraz 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kalimna and other Barossa vineyards, as well as the McLaren Vale, it has the typical solid structure and strength of character to produce another classic Grange.
The 1989 is already beginning to show some attractive maturation characters and is developing a little sooner by comparison to its more robust 1988 and 1990 counterparts. 91% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kalimna and other Barossa vineyards, and the McLaren Vale. A full-bodied, richly flavoured and supremely complex vintage with luscious fruit and supple balanced tannins. It has the solid structure and strength of character to age gracefully over the next decade or so, with correct cellaring, to produce another classic Grange. Extreme heat and heavy March rains followed an ideal, warm growing season. Matured in new American oak hogsheads for eighteen months. Alcohol 13.50%
Deep plum-red in colour with youthful crimson hues. Features an array of rich, ripe Shiraz characters with masses of ripe blackberry, raspberry, plum and spicy fruit aromas and softer mushroom and earthy hints, complemented by lifted, but integrated, vanillin American oak. The palate is fruit sweet, with concentrated blackberry and dark plum flavoured Shiraz fruit and a touch of spice, interwoven with rich vanillin oak flavours.