The 1990 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1995
Grange is 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 climates of South Australia.
Color: Deep, dark garnet.
Nose: At once Grange - a tightly wrapped projection
from the glass of dark-berried Barossa fruits
coupled with a myriad of barrel ferment
complexities. Thereafter, a burst of honey-cured
jamon / pancetta aromatically thrust above, with
a rich mix of generously basted roasted meats,
peat & nutmeg anchored beneath.
Upon sitting / air these characters descend,
revealing beguiling elements of freshly turned
volcanic earth and an innocent suggestion of old-growth forest floor underlay.
Palate: The flavor pool primarily highlights Satsuma
plum conserve alongside rhubarb/aniseed/fennel, with liqueur chocolate shyly awaiting
mid-palate. Oak absorbed and hidden, not so the
muscular tannins, power/extract. Nevertheless
balanced, firm, polished.
The first sip welcomes, the second sip asserts, the