Penfolds  Grange

Varietal: Shiraz Blend
Region: South Australia
Vintage Tasted: 1996
Parings: Lamb
FatGuys Rating: Five-Fish
Tasting Notes:
An exceptional vintage both in quality and quantity. After the drought conditions in 1995, much needed rains replenished the soils during the winter across most of South Australia. The growing season was dry and mild, allowing the grapes to set and mature slowly resulting in ripe, complex, elegant fruit.


Undertones of sweetness both in the nose and on the palate.   Some would describe this as berry preserves or jam.  Complex structure but well balanced allows this wine to be enjoyed today. 
There is no doubt that this wine will continue to develop while cellared for many a year.