Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, Kirsch, cassis and plums. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or preferably hold.
Dense garnet ruby color, opaque with slight haze. The aromatics are plummy, blueberry, floral, dark cherry, pepper, and wooly notes. The tastes are cherry, blueberry, sweet peppery spice, earth, and delicious but elegant texture. This is phenomenal. The tannins are fine grained and the finish is lengthy and plush.
2015 Aspen Food & Wine Classic Trip; 6/17/2015-6/22/2015 (Aspen, Colorado): This iteration of Grange is a blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Opaque ruby, intensely aromatic and packed with dark fruit, it flaunts not only blackberries and blueberries, but adds chocolate, anise, pine nuts and minerals to its aroma and flavor profiles. Full-bodied and with low-to-medium acidity, it wraps its flavors with big sweet tannins and shows no sign of alcoholic heat (14.5%). Layered and solid in the middle, it closes with impressive length. Currently drinkable and delicious, this has at least another two decades of life (assuming well-cellared). Drink now-2035.
From magnum. Tasted alongside the 2010 Grange. Rich and round on the nose, again very complex and detailed. Wonderfully balanced, quite tight, great grip, a bit more power and warmth in comparison, less elegant and fine (complete?) maybe, but the finish is equally stunning. Needs more time but I would rate the 2010 higher, also in terms of potential. 96-97+
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