Penfolds Grange 2004 1.5 Litre Magnum
Grange is arguably Australia's most famous wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an
unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and
climates of South Australia.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.
The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange
style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
"The wait for this Grange release has indeed been worthwhile - arguably the finest vintage since Mother Nature's endowment of
a number of stellar 1990s vintages. Just how good a vintage only time will tell, but all current indicators auger (very) well.
Certainly stylistically in the mould of the wonderful 1990 & 1996 vintages."
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker
VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Magill.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS Above-average winter rainfall led into a promising vintage, characterised by mild conditions up until February, followed by warmer weather conditions throughout March and April. Penfolds' South Australian vineyards fared well,
producing wines of elegance and intensity.
GRAPE VARIETY 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
MATURATION This wine was matured for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.3%
LAST TASTED December 2008
PEAK DRINKING Rewards of Patience, Sixth Edition - 2016 to 2050.
FOOD MATCHES Rare roasted aged fillet with a red wine reduction.