Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren South Australia
At first it presents as remarkably fruity, but the more you look at it the more it seems like an example of highly skilled engineering. It's a wine of considerable and outstanding finesse, with black and red berry fruit cascading through the mouth. Great structure, and it will get even better.
By international benchmark standards, Penfolds Grange has everything required of a great red wine, complexity, richness, balance and longevity. Another great Grange vintage, the 1991 is one of the finest red wines made in Australia. Displays lifted classic Grange characters, perhaps more so than the highly acclaimed 1990 95% Shiraz, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from exceptional vineyards in the Barossa Valley, including Kalimna, and the McLaren. A warm, dry year with even ripening conditions, vintage began early. Matured in new American oak hogsheads for eighteen months, the unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony. Alcohol 13.50% Acidity 7.3g/L pH 3.32.
Comments by Winemaker John Duval. A glorious, dark, dense, red purple colour. The rich bouquet shows an incredible depth of ripe berry spice, tobacco, mocha and green tea aromas with unmistakable Penfolds oak handling. The palate has intensely concentrated, mouthfilling fruit flavours showing spicy, rich berry fruit and earthy characters with masses of ripe tannins and integrated oak, finishing with excellent length.