The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. The wine was elevated to the Bin range with the 1998 Penfolds Bin 138. Sourced from old, low-yielding Barossa Valley vines, this is one of the few Penfolds wines that remains in component form during older, small-oak maturation and is blended just prior to bottling.
A medium-bodied wine, nevertheless still quite rich and opulent. Certainly an interplay of varieties, creating an interlocked fruit weave/gauze (pomegranate, strawberry). This woven textural impression is supported by a mouth-watering finish, ushered via a lacy mesh of assorted tannins. Well-shaped and formed; juicy, succulent and mouth-coating.