Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills & Barossa South Australia
260 cases of this wine were produced. This is the first Grange to incorporate wine from the Kalimna region in the Barossa. This was a revelation. An astonishing, great wine with remarkable vigor and freshness, this wine has a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge. A sweet nose of mushrooms, roasted herbs, tar, red and black fruits, and underbrush is followed by a wine with considerable opulence, flesh, and vivacity. The wine has terrific harmony and a long finish. It is an amazing effort that should continue to drink well.
Second vintage of Grange to be released commercially, and the first to use grapes from Penfolds prized Kalimna vineyard in the Barossa Valley. An exceptionally long-lived Grange. This wine is still drinking brilliantly well and is considered one of the best Granges ever produced. Bottles labelled Bin numbers 2, 10, 86C. A blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale in the Adelaide Hills, with a component from the Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa. Average rainfall and normal weather conditions. Maturation for eighteen months in American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 12.80% pH 3.68
Comments by Max Schubert: Medium deep brick red. Complex, sweet, truffly/gamey aromas with touches of leather and spice. Soft, silky and delicately balanced with sweet chocolate/berry, game and cedar fruit, very fine lacy tannins and excellent length.