Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1975 CONFIRM 1975 VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Coonawarra South Australia
1975 was the year Max Schubert retired from his post as Chief Winemaker, although he remained a consultant to Penfolds and kept an office at Magill Estate. He was succeeded by Don Ditter, who had worked with Penfolds as a winemaker since 1946. Penfolds 1975 Grange won two Gold and five other medals at Australian wine shows between 1976 and 1981.
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Max Schubert retired as Chief Winemaker at Penfolds, but remained involved as a mentor and Winemaker Emeritus for another 20 vintages. Don Ditter, an early graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College who joined Penfolds as a laboratory assistant in 1946, was appointed by Max Schubert as his successor. An era of considerable technical advances in winemaking, producing a succession of memorable editions up until Don Ditter's Last vintage before retirement, epitomize this remarkable period. Fom the Kalimna and other Barossa vineyards, and the Coonawarra. A cool summer followed by a mild, dry vintage. Maturation for eighteen months in new American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 13.40% Acidity 5%80g/L pH 3.85%
A thickly textured muscular wine with plenty of concentration, a dark horse. Winemaker comments by Don Ditter: Colour is a garnet red. Sweet, leather, spice and meaty aromas with some intense liquorice, almost porty nuances. Rich and concentrated with ripe, tobacco/ berry fruit and touches of spice and leafiness. Quite extractive and bitter tannins make the wine a very muscular style. Could soften out.
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