Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1957 CONFIRM 1957 VINTAGE

Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1957 - Buy
Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills & McLaren Vale South Australia
The first of the so called hidden Grange, the wine was made without the knowledge of Penfolds management, who had ordered Max Schubert to cease production, eventually released as Bin 50 and Bin 113. A blend of 88 percent Shiraz and 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grown at the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale in the Adelaide Hills, with further components from vineyards in the McLaren Vale. A mild dry growing season, the wine received eighteen months maturation in the previous years Grange barrels.
Deep brick red. A leaner wine with savoury earthy/ leafy/ dark chocolate characters, some bitumen nuances and fine slightly bitter tannins. Finishes dry and firm.
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