Penfolds Grange 1997

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Penfolds Grange 1997

SKU 1464


A deep, crimson red with a dense ruby core. Immediately engaging, with waffs of nutmeg and ginger amongst notes of blueberry and blackcurrant and a backgroun of well-seasoned savoury oad. The fruit gains in the glass with aeratin, when more subtle perfume and chestnut complexities emerge. Shows excellent balance with the frame of a beautifully interwoven mesh of dark plum and blackberry fruits with fig and liquorice. Complex fruit and spice flavours sit against a finely focused backdrop of firm but rounded tannins, balancing acidity and seductive, perfectly integrated smoky oak. The palate has wonderful length, with a tightly structured, tannic finish indicative of the calibre of this fine win.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorNot huge, more of a human-scale Grange, with beautiful plum and blueberry fruit that shines right through the long, crisp, fine-grained finish. A lovely wine, though it doesn't quite show the grandeur of great Grange vintages. Drink now through 2010.

Harvey Steiman, September 30, 2002
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastAn excellent wine, but not an outstanding vintage for Grange, the 1997 seems a trifle loose-knit and less "packed" when compared to great vintages in the past. Black plums and blackberries are laced with dried spices and vanilla. Give it some time to knit together and drink from 2005-2015.

September 1, 2002

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