No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony.
|Peak Drinking||Enjoy Now|
|Winemaker||The Penfolds Team|
|96 points||James Halliday|
Rewards of Patience
"Deep crimson. Intense redcurrant, mocha, tobacco aromas with some wet bitumen, iodine notes. Well-concentrated redcurrant, tobacco, graphite flavours with chewy fine tannins and underlying mocha notes."
Fresh aromatic redcurrant, musky, tea leaf aromas with some liquorice.
Sweet, spicy plum and cherry-like flavours combine with pronounced, gripping tannins.
Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.
Shiraz (99%), Cabernet Sauvignon (1%)
Cool to mild growing season followed by similarly good conditions at vintage, with late rain delaying picking.
Matured in new American oak hogsheads for 20 months.
Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.
Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.