The 1993 Penfolds Grange is dense plum red merging to brick red on rims. On the nose, Intense blackcurrant and plum with malt, fig and
liquorice aromas that leap from the glass. This has all the characters of a classic Grange. On the palate What is promised on the nose is delivered on the palate - a powerful, concentrated, opulent wine.Layers of Shiraz fruit and first class oak manifest themselves into a seemingly endless variety of flavors - deep plum, licorice, black olive and chocolate.
Grange is the benchmark by which all other reds in this country,
and, increasingly, overseas, are often measured. The reasons for
this are many yet straightforward. Concentration of flavour,
complexity and longevity - Grange blossoms with 15 to 20 years
of bottle age, when most other reds have past their best, and better
vintages can live and continue developing for decades longer. And
finally, Heritage - first produced by Max Schubert in 1951, the
'93 Grange represents over 40 years of winemaking excellence.
"Dark, peppery and earthy overtones add substance to this chewy, remarkably complex red wine. It delivers a ripe core of plum and dried currant, then branches out, hinting at anise and mineral on the finish. Approachable now, but oh what a future this has. "
"Medium to full red-purple; voluminous blackberry, licorice, black cherry and chocolate fruit aromas completely integrated with sweet vanillin oak on the bouquet; has a texture and structure all of its own, not monolithic, yet meltingly smooth. Maintains the great tradition."
Australian Wine Companion
"1993 was a very light harvest because of excessive rainfall and mild growing conditions. This wine performed well, although it would not appear to have the nuances of the finest vintages of Grange. The wine, a blend of 86% Shiraz and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, has an opaque purple color, a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with cedar, and earthy, almost truffle-like notes intermixed with some camphor. The wine is full-bodied, dense, somewhat monolithic, but very concentrated, powerful, and long."
The Wine Advocate