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  • Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine
  • Extremely limited vintage.
  • Perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Sweet fruit, black and bright; musky vanillin oak and plenty of it. Blossomy notes." Campbell Mattinson.
Palate Studs of tannin, impressed into suede. A dry spiciness, set into the face of the waterfall of sweet soy-splashed berries." Campbell Mattinson.
Food Pairing Roast, grilled beef.
Cellaring 15+ Years
Notes The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia.
Variety Shiraz
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type American Oak
Vintage 2013
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Penfolds was established in 1844 by a young English doctor, Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold. He built a cottage in Magill, on the outskirts of Adelaide with his wife Mary, and it was around this site that vine cuttings from the South of France were planted. Peter Gago joined Penfolds in 1989, and in 2002, he became Chief Winemaker. He leads an incredibly talented and experienced winemaking team who follow the traditions established by Penfolds previous owners.

Penfolds house style wines embrace the idea of multi-regional blending, optimum fruit quality, the use of fine-grained American and French oak and most often, barrel fermentation and maturation. Penfolds has played a big part in the evolution of winemaking in Australia - and across the world. Their biggest viticultural regions include Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, and McLaren Vale. In total, grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards across Australia and only the best are chosen.
James Halliday
96% shiraz, 4% cabernet sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate, matured for 20 months in new American hogsheads. Gloriously, splendiferously complex. There are so many layers of flavour it's labyrinthine, yet you never lose the thread, the path, of the wine. Austerity is not a term often used with Grange, but it's here, and to the benefit of the wine.
Andrew Caillard MW
Deep colour. Intense inky dark chocolate, cranberry, blackberry fruits, paneforte, aromas with vanilla roasted chestnut, savoury oak notes. Densely concentrated and ample with generous deep-set blackberry dark chocolate dark cherry sweet fruit notes, fine perfectly ripe yet vigorous and plentiful graphite tannins, vanilla mocha, marzipan, roasted chestnut oak complexity and meaty paneforte negroni-like nuances. Finishes minerally and flavourful with a long supple textural plume. A brilliant follow-up to the classic 2012 vintage. An outlasting and transcendent wine of lovely proportion, density and mineral length. 20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
Huon Hooke
Very deep, dense purple/red colour, very youthful and bright. The bouquet is toasty-oaky and smoky, loaded with char oak, the palate is very firm and tight, intense and concentrated, with remarkable density and focus, precision and line. The palate is all concentrated espresso coffee, bitter dark chocolate, black fruits, char oak, the persistence amazingly long. This needs more time and will richly reward those who are patient. (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Magill Estate. 4% cabernet sauvignon. 20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
Jancis Robinson
Rich, smooth nose with polished mulberry and real lift on the nose. Masses of sweetness – almost bonbons! – and then great rich depth underneath. Red fruits. Bright red powdered spices somehow. Massive chew and weight with the polished fruit struggling to cover the tannins. Something rather ecclesiastical about this. Incense? Certainly spice cabinet. Dry fresh, neat finish. Real kick. Liquorice and lift. Gago maintains the 2013s have grown in the bottle. Dried spices. Brooding.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
This vintage is a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate. Very deep inky purple-black coloured, the 2013 Grange has a profoundly scented nose of crème de cassis, preserved black plums, blueberry pie and liquorice over nuances of baker's chocolate, smoky bacon and fragrant earth, plus exotic spice wafts of cumin seed, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise. Unfurling and slowly building in the medium to full-bodied mouth with wonderful grace and depth, it reveals an incredible array of ripe black fruit, spice, meat and earth-inspired flavours, with a rock-solid frame to support this beauty (it should easily cellar for 40+ years!), while previously latent flavours emerge fully on the epically long finish, culminating in that ultimate Grange experience. Oh, yes


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