Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wineFront shot of wine bottle

Penfolds Grange 1989

  • WS96
  • RP93
750ML / 13.5% ABV
Other Vintages
  • D100
  • WS98
  • RP98
  • JD97
  • JS96
  • RP100
  • D98
  • WS97
  • JS96
  • WE95
  • RP99
  • W&S98
  • JS98
  • WS97
  • WW96
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • JS93
  • JS100
  • WE99
  • RP99
  • WS98
  • D98
  • W&S94
  • RP97
  • WW96
  • JS95
  • WE95
  • WS94
  • W&S93
  • WS100
  • RP100
  • WE98
  • W&S96
  • WE97
  • RP95
  • WS94
  • W&S93
  • RP98
  • W&S96
  • WE94
  • RP97
  • WS97
  • W&S91
  • RP99
  • WS98
  • JS97
  • WE96
  • WS94
  • W&S93
  • RP92
  • RP98
  • WS95
  • WE95
  • RP98
  • W&S96
  • WS93
  • WE93
  • RP93
  • RP95
  • WS94
  • WE93
  • W&S93
  • WS97
  • RP96
  • WE95
  • RP94
  • W&S93
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • WS97
  • W&S97
  • WE96
  • RP92
  • WS97
  • W&S96
  • WS95
  • RP91
  • WS94
  • RP92
  • WS95
  • RP93
  • WS98
  • RP95
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $429.97
Try the
429 97
429 97
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Tue, Oct 22
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 1989 Grange Hermitage is already beginning to show some attractive maturation characters and is developing a little sooner by comparison to its more robust 1988 and 1990 counterparts.

Medium crimson. Fresh aromatic redcurrant, musky, tea leaf aromas with some liquorice on the nose. Lovely early drinking Grange with redcurrant confit, blackcurrant pastille flavors, plenty of fruit sweetness, underlying vanillin oak and chocolaty, dense, dry tannins.

Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1989 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has the typical solid structure and strength of character to age gracefully over the next decade or so, with correct cellaring, to produce another classic Grange.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 96
Wine Spectator
Amazingly ripe and lush, this bubbles with vibrant fruit like a mouthful of cassis syrup, concentrated, elegant and remarkably silky in texture. Blackberry, currant and vanilla flavors ooze over palate, making for a thoroughly hedonistic drink.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A very hedonistic, almost decadent style of Grange, this blend of 91% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from three grape sources - Kalimna in the Barossa, Penfolds' other sources in the Barossa, and McLaren Vale - is a gorgeously opulent, almost Pomerol-like Grange with an over-ripe characteristic to the fruit. Cherry liqueur intermixed with cranberry and cassis presented in a seductive, full-bodied, very soft, forward style is truly not the classic Grange in the sense of having huge structure and massive concentration, but this wine is loaded, very corpulent, and fleshy. The wine is going to last for up to two decades, but it will be uncommonly succulent and delicious to drink young, as it was several months ago. Among the young vintages of Grange, this is perhaps the most flattering wine that they have produced over the last 20 years, at least for such a relatively young wine. Anticipated maturity: now-2018.
View More
Penfolds

Penfolds Wines

View all products
Penfolds Wines, Australia
Video of winery

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon.

Image for South Australia content section
View all products

South Australia is the historic heart of Australian wine, a great wine capital of the world, and home to some of the most famous regions. It produces more than 80% of Australia’s premium wine from some of the oldest vines in the world. There is an abundance of varieties and wide spectrum of styles to explore. From the rogue to refined, discover Australian wines that are far from ordinary.

Image for Syrah / Shiraz content section
View all products

Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah accounts for a good deal of some of the most intense, powerful and age-worthy reds in the world. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah still achieves some of its maximum potential here, especially from Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern Rhône blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely Australia, California and increasingly, with praise, from Washington.

Tasting Notes for Syrah

Syrah is a dry, red wine that typically shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice and even bacon, smoke or black olive. In Australia, where it goes under the name Shiraz, it produces deep, dark, intense and often, jammy reds. While Northern Rhône examples are typically less fruity and more earthy, California appears increasingly capable of either style.

Perfect Food Pairings for Syrah

Flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb, grilled meats, spareribs and hard, aged cheeses are perfect with Syrah. Blue cheeses are perfect with a dense and fruit-driven Australian Shiraz.

Sommelier Secrets for Syrah

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” winemakers throughout the world have adopted this synonym for Syrah when they have produced a plush and fruit forward wine made in the Australian style. As an aside, Australians are also fond of tempering their fruit-forward Shiraz by blending with Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds depth and structure.

BMT427928_1989 Item# 427928

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers save $30 on your $150 order*. Use code THIRTY

$30 off your first order of $150+. Code THIRTY

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/19/2019. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $150 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...