Classic Grange nose of ripe dark raspberries, eucalyptus and licorice. On the palate, this is medium-to-full bodied with very good intensity and richness. Delicious fruit flavors of ripe black raspberry and boysenberry that show a jammy side lead to a firmly tannic finish with complex licorice and mineral notes. At mid-age for a Grange and should still improve off its balance of fruit and tannin.
Popped and poured. More powerful than the 1987. Full bodied and heavy. Very fruity with flavors of cranberries, raspberries and blackberries. Longish tail. Alcoholic in nature. Great finish. This one has a lot of life left and is still too early to drink.
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(Grange) representative this evening and also had an intense nose with eucalyptus, vanilla wood, a touch of mint jelly and Krispy Kreme. The palate was also intense with meaty and earthy flavors and traces of American oak on the finish
(Penfolds Grange ) What an amazing colour. There are some dense and youthful wines in this tasting, but this beats them all. Deep, purple-black wine. On the nose there are some intense ripe fruits. The palate is again massive, eclipsing that of the previous wine. Lush, yet structured, with integrating tannins. A behemoth of a wine, and yet almost paradoxically it is seamlessly put together, elegant even, with finely balanced acidity. It glides across the palate. There is some pickling spice complexity to the plentiful fruit. Bags of potential here. Wonderful. No surprises when the label was revealed - this had to something special.
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