Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa + Adelaide Hills South Australia
A great vintage from a magnificent era, bottles labelled Bin numbers 71, 72 and 95.1966 Penfolds Grange claimed four significant gold medals and several prestigious accolades between 1969 and 1980. A cépage of 88% Shiraz and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked off the eminent Kalimna site and several other distinguished blocks of Barossa vine, the revered Magill Estate and Morphett Vale properties in Adelaide Hills. A fairly dry growing season followed by a warm vintage with near ideal conditions, matured eighteen months in all new American oak hogsheads.
Deep brick red. Opulent, coffee gamey nose, chocolate characters and cedar notes. Sweet and rich palate offering ripe, gamey chocolate fruit flavours, truffles and earth over a generous length of chewy tannins, finishing long, filled with savoury fruit flavours, lasting and dry.