Penfolds Grange 1993 1500mL



Campbell Mattinson 94 points!

Australia, SA, (Other)
1500mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Penfolds  #Penfolds Grange (Various Vintages)  #South Australia  #Other SA  

Details

'Dense plum red merging to brick red on rims. Intense blackcurrant and plum with malt, fig and liquorice aromas that leap from the glass. This has all the characters of a classic Grange. What is promised on the nose is delivered on the palate - a powerful, concentrated, opulent wine. Layers of Shiraz fruit and first class oak manifest themselves into a seemingly endless variety of flavours - deep plum, liquorice, black olive, chocolate, cedar, coffee, etc, all compressed into a silken, round mouth feel. Forceful, ripe tannins are balanced by sheer weight of fruit. It is hard to believe that 100% new American oak was used - the intensity of fruit has all but soaked it up. Peak Drinking: 2005 - 2018 . Alc/Vol: 13.5%.'
Notes sourced from Penfolds.
Robert Parker 91 points!
'1993 was a very light harvest because of excessive rainfall and mild growing conditions. This wine performed well, although it would not appear to have the nuances of the finest vintages of Grange. The wine, a blend of 86% Shiraz and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, has an opaque purple color, a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with cedar, and earthy, almost truffle-like notes intermixed with some camphor. The wine is full-bodied, dense, somewhat monolithic, but very concentrated, powerful, and long. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018.'
eRobertParker Only (Feb 2002)
Campbell Mattinson 94 points!
'Fresh aromatics. Inviting leaf, ash, tomatoes, violets and blackcurrant. Seems cabernet influenced. But it all seems, despite its atypical Grange flavour profile, to be very good, drinking beautifully now and with a long future ahead. Sappy stalky characters, but excellent juicy freshness, tannin structure, and length.'
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front August ' October 2007