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Regular winter rainfalls in 2001 ensured ideal soil moisture levels and healthy vine growth. Spring and summer temper...Read more...
Got to be Honest there is a lot of good wine out there at a $100.00 a bottle that have impressed me a lot more. This was $500+ and it did not deli... Read more
2002 Grange Deep purple. Beautifully concentrated aromas, Rich concentrated berry flavours with oak nuances, firm persistent chocolate coated tann... Read more
I had the pleasure of drinking this at a wall street journal wine tasting. It was seriously fantastic. I wish I could afford to buy it. Read more
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Got to be Honest there is a lot of good wine out there at a $100.00 a bottle that have impressed me a lot more. This was $500+ and it did not deliver. PS: I have tasted a lot of Grange and it is good BUT.
2002 Grange Deep purple. Beautifully concentrated aromas, Rich concentrated berry flavours with oak nuances, firm persistent chocolate coated tannins; that gave this wine the winning edge on the night, yes it was still young but that is what made the wine so lively and fresh in the mouth I voted it, Best wine on the night.
I had the pleasure of drinking this at a wall street journal wine tasting. It was seriously fantastic. I wish I could afford to buy it.
Bold and flavorful with dark berries, subtle pepper and hints of cedar. Bold tannins, drink with food. Beef of venison would pair nicely with this wine.
Delicious wine, super ripe and generous, brooding intensity, gets me wet! Gushing in my panties over this one boys!!
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Colour: Impenetrable deep red/purple. Nose: Blackberry and blueberry fruit interwoven with perfectly tuned, malty, savoury oak, with liquorice and anise notes hovering above. Upon sitting there is a
A magnificent edifice of a wine, elegant and refined in structure but dripping with flavor - a virtual cascade of plum, black cherry, blackberry, anise, pepper and exotic spices that lingers on the finish; this just doesn't quit. Best after 2002.
The 2002 version was sourced from 77.5% Barossa Valley and 22.5% from McLaren Vale. Included in the blend is 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It spent 17 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple, it gives off an ethereal bouquet of violets, saddle leat... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Penfolds Grange 750ml
Colour: Impenetrable deep red/purple. Nose: Blackberry and blueberry fruit interwoven with perfectly tuned, malty, savoury oak, with liquorice and anise notes hovering above. Upon sitting there is a whirling aromatic shift, the wine becoming more complex, deeper, richer and darker. Palate: Layers of fruit, with blackberry and blueberry to the fore, as suggested by the nose. An underlying tarriness and new oak are seamlessly absorbed. A mass of fine grained tannins court a firm tight finish of great length. The wine possesses the essential ingredients of the marque, richness, harmony, and balance. A fitting Grange release to end the 1900’s, with decades of life ahead.
The Wine of the Year in 1995 (with the '90 vintage), Australia's legendary red once again graces our Top 100 with its current release. Chief winemaker John Duval relies on Penfold's Kalimna vineyard in Barossa Valley for the backbone of the Grange blend.
The 1998 Grange will be a legendary example. A blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it tips the scales at a whopping 14.5% alcohol. The inky/purple color is followed by an extraordinarily intense nose of creme de cassis intermixed with blueberry and floral notes. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of meat, plums, and cola also emerge. It is a seamless effort with sweet tannin, well-integrated acidity, sensational extract, and layer upon layer of blackberry and cassis fruit that stain the palate and fill the mouth. Its harmony, freshness, and remarkable length (the finish lasts nearly a minute) suggest an all-time classic. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.
A massive wine, with cascades of potent plum, cherry and blackberry fruit swirling around wafts of black pepper, bay leaf and exotic spice, which last and last on the finish, hinting at smoky, meaty notes. It's all packed in tightly, suggesting this should evolve spectacularly with age. Best after 2005.
Regular winter rainfalls in 2001 ensured ideal soil moisture levels and healthy vine growth. Spring and summer temperatures were amongst the lowest on record, which reduced yield potential, as well as slowing overall crop ripening to a crawl. The 2002 growing season concluded with a warm, dry autum, which, combined with careful vineyard maangement, enabled the grapes to reach ideal ripeness. Shiraz (99%), Cabernet (1%) This wine was aged for 15 months in new American oak hogsheads. Alc/Vol:14.5% Acidity:6.9g/L pH:3.58 As a five year old at the time of writing, and just before its annual release, the wine is deep, dark and impenetrable. At once Grange...oh, and the aromatics just happen to be compatible with that of Shiraz. As is its want, the aromas transform and complex across many planes, with air and over time in the glass. At first, a rich mix of dark chocolate infused with coffee bean and black liquorice, then scents of tar, aniseed, raw (pure) soy and black olive. Is it oak, or a hybrid, ‘barrel ferment’ character that can be captured as it oscillates in and out of this beguiling aromatic offering? The palate is expansive, and yet finessed, balanced, highly defined, sleek. A continuum, an amalgam of dark berried flavours and textural sensations - deceptively accessible, yet a hidden largesse, untapped flavour and structural precursors threaten to ingress. 100% new oak is completely absorbed, meshed with ripe tannins, completing a palate of impressive length and youthfulness. This has been worth the wait. A complete wine, the description of which is not subservient to words - surely a good sign. The wine is at the other end of the Grange spectral offer to its predecessor, the 2001, purely as a result of two very different climatic vintages.
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