Wine Penfolds, "Grange", 2008
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Reviews of purchase Penfolds, "Grange", 2008
Wine dense, impermeable bright red color.
The taste of wine is balanced and fresh, with good texture, notes persimmons, figs, roasted nuts and freshly baked Portuguese cake with excellent tannins and a wonderfully long finish.
The wine has a wonderful, complex aroma, in which a plurality of notes and shades harmoniously intertwined. Notes of soy, cola and peat are connected with hints of black licorice, seaweed, sesame and quince. Light nuances of mocha and chocolate tones complemented by African spices.
Wine matches perfectly with red meat, especially beef, as well as game, stewed bull tails, duck, vegetables and mature cheeses.
The first vintage of wine "grunge" was made on an experimental basis in 1951. The impetus for its production of Max Schubert was the trip to France, after which the winemaker decided to create a wine that would be able to compete with the best Bordeaux wines not only taste characteristics, but also the potential exposure. Initially, efforts were met Schubert number of difficulties and ridiculed by their peers. But winemaker did not retreat. Today wine "Grange", expressing the unique Australian style, recognized as one of the greatest wines in the world, each vintage is looking forward to the whole world. Wine is officially listed as a "Heritage Icon of South Australia", which until 1990 even mentioned on the label, and the wine was called "Grange Hermitage" .
Vintage 2007 is made of grape varieties Shiraz (97%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), grown in the historic site "Magill" and exceptional vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Kunavorre. Cold winter and low rainfall in 2007 led to low yields, but thanks to an unusually warm summer fully ripe berries, having incorporated the best varietal characteristics. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 21 months in carefully selected barrels exclusively from the new American oak. The unique structure allows the wine to keep it for decades. Vintage 2007 requires some patience and has a great future - at the peak of wine "Grunge" will be tentatively in 2017 and at least until the 2031 th.
When in 1844 Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary came from the United Kingdom in the young colony of South Australia, they brought with them the germs that are planted around their stone cottage called "The Grange". It happened in the town of Magill, is currently a part of the suburb of Adelaide. Today, the company sells Penfolds wine around the world. In Australia, Penfolds is unsurpassed leader in its grow back, and creates an international reputation for quality wine production of the country. Penfolds skillfully uses many years of experience of the experts.
The company's philosophy states: "The right style, the right grapes, oak correct, the correct time of bottling and a little patience - all provide our world-famous wine that can satisfy even the most discerning connoisseurs!"