PENFOLDS GRANGE 2003

$850.00

The 2003 Grange is deep red. On the nose it is captivating, complex, complete.

Unravelling aromatics unfurl with air with 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 of aniseed, fennel and fresh treacle ginger pudding wafting above.

On the palate it is dark and liqueur chocolate, laced with Moroccan spices. An underlying tar, graphite blackness is lifted by derived fruit and 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.

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The 2003 Grange is deep red. On the nose it is captivating, complex, complete.

Unravelling aromatics unfurl with air with 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 of aniseed, fennel and fresh treacle ginger pudding wafting above.

On the palate it is dark and liqueur chocolate, laced with Moroccan spices. An underlying tar, graphite blackness is lifted by derived fruit and 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.

95 – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

“Deep and bright colour; major surprise …, albeit in very different style; here there is density and structure; the fruit is rich, but not spongy or dead. Ultra careful selection.”

About Penfolds Grange

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.

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