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Penfolds Grange Vintage 2001 750ml

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Brand: Penfolds

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Grange
2001
Grange is both Penfolds and 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 climate of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world\'s great wines. The Grange
style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
 
VINEYARD REGION
VINTAGE CONDITIONS Good winter rains and soil moisture levels led to a very good early growing season. Growth was vigorous and flowering was successful however the onset of exceptional heat in January depleted
soil moisture, and vineyards without water suffered. Rain in mid-March provided relief and vineyards produced shiraz with excellent, ripe fruit flavours.
 
GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz
 
MATURATION This wine was aged for 17 months in new
American oak hogsheads.
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.50%
Acidity: 6.50g/L
pH: 3.66
LAST TASTED 2005-12-12
PEAK DRINKING 2009 - 2038
 
FOOD MATCHES Slow-roasted shoulder of lamb
 
Winemaker comments by
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker
 
COLOUR Deep, dark and dense, retaining bright purple hues.
 
NOSE The nose is immediately Grange, revealing barrel ferment complexities soaked in dark berried fruits. Vibrant, youthful and lifted, a mix of tightly packed liquorice, freshly tanned leather and dark spices create a poised, controlled and distinctive wine.
 
PALATE A rich, full-flavoured and concentrated wine with complex rum/raisin dark chocolate, liquorice, quince paste and dried fruit notes. Prominent, well integrated tannins align with oak (all but soaked up by the fruits) to create a lingering continuum of flavour
 
GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz
MATURATION This wine was aged for 17 months in new
American oak hogsheads.
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.50%
Acidity: 6.50g/L
pH: 3.66
LAST TASTED
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