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 red.
Nose: Captivating, complex, complete.
Unravelling aromatics unfurl with air - blue fruit
notes entwined with barrel ferment and
maturation elements; nothing singular, always in
tandem. Sweet soy, cola and quince paste high
notes escape from an ethereal layer (aniseed,
fennel and fresh treacle ginger pudding) wafting
Palate: Dark and liqueur chocolate, laced with Moroccan
spices. An underlying tar/graphite blackness is
lifted by derived fruit/quince pie flavours - a few
years earlier they may have been more brashly
varietal and elemental. Pronounced tannins
sweep across the palate, although they are
certainly part of the wine, never obtrusive.
Long, layered and compelling, this wine is at the
spicier end of the Grange spectrum.