Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa + Adelaide Hills South Australia
Bottles labelled Bin numbers 59, 95, 456, 59A.
A blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% cent Cabernet Sauvignon, the first Grange to be made predominantly from Kalimna (Barossa Valley) rather than Magill (Adelaide) fruit. Also the first and only Grange to use grapes from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills region in the Mount Lofty ranges. After the 1955, this is the second most successful Grange in Australian wine shows with four Trophies and 20 Gold, 10 Silver and three Bronze medals. A copybook season in the vineyard with ideal warm, fairly dry weather and a warm, dry vintage, well cellared bottles with good levels and appearance are invariably drinking well. Maturation for eighteen months in new American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 12.20% Acidity 6.90g/L pH 3.64.
Winemaker comments by Max Schubert: Deep brick red. A lovely aged wine with complex black berry/ cedar/mocha/smoky/vanilla aromas. An elegantly proportioned palate with prune/ mocha/dark chocoalte fruit and supple/slinky tannins. Superb flavour length and balance.