Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren South Australia
No other Australian wine can rival the quality and development pattern of Grange. Always exciting and opulent, the pinnacle of Australian reds, 1987 Grange is an elegant edition, beginning juicy and plummy, culminating in a very firm, dry finish. The growing season and vintage were marked by cool weather, crops in most South Australian regions were reduced by hailstorms in October.
The winemaking process involves great attention to detail, the best possible grapes from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. From the Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley, and other vineyards in the McLaren Vale, a light, elegant style of Grange made with a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, matured in new American oak hogsheads for eighteen months. Alcohol 13.8%
Medium crimson. Appealing red berry/ mint-chocolate aromas and subtle oak nuances. Hints of smoke, herbs and soy, plummy and sweet, elements of cocoa. A well concentrated wine with redcurrant/ blackberry/ chocolate/ mint flavours and fine, leafy, chewy tannins. Strong rich, berry fruit and minty characters with smoky oak overtones.