The 1991 Penfolds Grange has glorious, dark, dense, red purple color.
On the nose, the rich bouquet shows an incredible depth of ripe berry spice, tobacco, mocha and green teaaromas with unmistakable Penfolds oak handling. The palate has intensely concentrated, mouthfilling fruit flavors showing spicy, rich berry fruit and earthy characters with masses of ripe tannins and integrated oak, finishing with excellent length.
By international benchmark standards, Penfolds Grange has
everything required of a great red wine: complexity, richness,
balance and longevity.
Representing the pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, the
1991 Grange is one of the finest red wines made in Australia and
displays lifted classic Grange character, perhaps more so than the
highly acclaimed 1990
"Medium to full red-purple; the usual array of richly luscious cherry, plum and black fruit aromas mingling with mocha and dark chocolate on the bouquet. The palate is as complex and structured as the bouquet promises; the tannins pick up early but are not overly aggressive, and run through a wine showing the full gamut of ripe, old vine Shiraz flavours."
Australian Wine Companion
"Rich, chewy, spicy and full of currant and blackberry character, this is distinctive for the harmony that's beneath the hedonistic fanfare of flavors. A stunning wine with all the Grange characteristics."
"This wine is generous, open, and sweet in its personality. Dense purple, this blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon shows great fruit, a very lush, open-knit style with full body, high glycerin, low acidity, and superb purity. It is a very jammy, voluptuous wine, dominated by its creme de cassis fruit intermixed with tar and licorice."
The Wine Advocate