Penfold’s Grange 2004
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.
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.
In 2004 it was a blend of Shiraz with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is matured in 100% new American oak after fermentation with header boards to keep the cap submerged. It is concentrated and showing well now – although capable of ageing for several decades yet. Drink anytime between now and 2050!