"Deep garnet with a touch of brick, the 2002 Grange is locked in a time capsule, like many of the 2002s, yielding a very youthful nose of red currants and red cherries, kirsch and violets with some lovely exotic spices in the background. Quite perfumed and pretty in terms of fruit expression in the mouth, the structure is rock solid, with a lively backbone cutting through the muscular fruit and great purity to the finish. If you're looking for that real "Grange" experience, best to keep cellaring it another 5-10+ years."
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com)
"Last but not least is Australia´s most famous wine, the 2002 Shiraz "Grange". The 2002 version was sourced from 77.5% Barossa Valley and 22.5% from McLaren Vale. Included in the blend is 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It spent 17 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple, it gives off an ethereal bouquet of violets, saddle leather, blueberry, blackberry, pencil lead, and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with tremendous concentration, multiple layers of flavor, ripe tannins, and great balance. Thick and rich, with a 60-second finish, it will slowly blossom over the next 15-20 years and provide pleasure through 2050. It is a legend in the making!"
Jay S Miller, robertparker.com)
Grange is both Penfolds and arguably Australia's most famous wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe and intensely-flavoured Shiraz and some Cabernet grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
This has been worth the wait. A complete wine, the description of which is not subservient to words - surely a good sign. The wine is at the other end of the Grange spectral offer to its predecessor, the 2001, purely as a result of two very different climatic vintages.
|Anbauregion:||Barossa Valley McLaren Vale|
|Flaschengröße:||75 cl - Bouteille, Normalflasche|
|Typ:||Rotwein Rotwein trocken|
|Rebsorte:||99% Shiraz und 1% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Ausbau:||17 Monate in 100% neuen französischen Barriques, anschließend 24-30 Monate Flaschenreife|
|Boden:||sandiger Lehm und Sandstein|
|Alkoholgehalt:||14,5 % vol|
|Bewertung Daniel Nussbaum:||99+/100|
|Importeur:||Treasury Wine Estates EMEA, Limited Regal House 70, London Road, Twickenham Middlesex TW1 3QS, England|
|Abgefüllt von:||Tanunda Road Penfolds, Nurioopta, South Australia 5355, Australia|