Penfolds Grange 1997


Robert Parker 94 points!
Jeremy Oliver Rating 95!

Australia, SA, (Other)
750mL
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Robert Parker 94 points!
"The 1997 Grange (a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) looks to be a classic Grange, although slightly softer and more forward than the backward 1996. The saturated purple-colored 1997 offers a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry liqueur, cherries, camphor, chocolate, plums, and mocha. The wine is opulently-textured, extremely soft, layered, and seductive, with Grange's tell-tale personality well-displayed, but in a seamless, seductive style. This is a superb Grange that can hold its own against the more heralded 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2022. Wine Advocate #143 (Oct 2002) Robert Parker 94 points