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1992 Penfolds Grange Hermitage
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- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Cork
Notes Sourced from The Rewards of Patience - Fifth Edition (2004):
Drinking Window: Now – 2022
Deep crimson. Smoky/dark chocolate/blueberry/plum aromas. Well rounded, balanced palate withripe blueberry/plum/dark chocolate flavours and fine grained slightly leafy tannins. Finishes very firm and tight.
90% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale. A cool to mild growing season marked by intermittent rains.
Notes sourced from Southcorp.No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail, from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines, through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish Americanoak in fine harmony. The 1992 Grange has great complexity and balance. It is powerful and rich with mouth-coating tannins.
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Oak Maturation: Fermentation finished in and matured in new American oak barrels for 18 months.
Alc/Vol: 13.5% Acidity: 7.0 grams per litre. pH: 3.32
Winemaker John Duval's Comments:size>
Colour: Deep, dense, dark brick-red with purple crimson hues.
Nose: The bouquet displays all the distinctive hallmarks of classic Grange abundant, sweet, ripe berried fruit coupled with balanced integrated oak. As it breathes, the wine reveals alluring tobacco, smoked roasted nuts and concentrated blackcurrant nuances.
Palate: The palate has intense, sweet, rich fruit with pronounced yet rounded ripe tannins. The wine has excellent structure and integration of spicy, earthy fruit and firm oak, finishing with great length of flavour.
The 1992 Grange has the structure to age well with careful, long-term cellaring. Grange inevitably throws a sediment after some years in the bottle and should be decanted. A wine to enjoy with rare roast beef, rich game dishes or matured cheeses.
"Medium-full purple/red. Bright and direct blackberry/cherry/cedar aromas with hints of mint and pepper. Palate is lightly textured with sweet, blackberry/raspberry fruit flavours and some spice and pepper, moderate concentration, pronounced, chewy tannins and a dry finish. In the Grange context quite a simple wine although it will develop more complexity with age. Almost certainly an early drinking style. Drink between 2002 and 2012." (Southcorp Wines, The Rewards of Patience, Fourth Edition, March 2000)