Penfolds Grange Shiraz 1985
Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated 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 climates of South Australia. Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured 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. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.
Ripe plum and sweet berry fruit aromas, still youthful. Sweet, spicy, plum and cherry-like flavours combine with pronounced, gripping tannins on the palate. An elegant wine. Drink 1998-2015. (Rewards of Patience, 3rd ed., 1994)
"Medium-full red/purple. Restrained, with earthy/pruney/meaty aromas and leafy touches of. Tightly structured palate with blackberry, cedar, leafy/herbal flavours and a firm backbone of tannin. Great mouthfeel. May develop further in the bottle. Drink between now and 2010." (Southcorp Wines, The Rewards of Patience, Fourth Edition, March 2000)
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