1983 Penfolds Grange

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1983 Penfolds Grange

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2002
The earliest harvest on record at Penfolds the 1983 vintage was characterized by devastating bush fires followed by enormous flooding in March. A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon the wine has a surprisingly... The earliest harvest on record at Penfolds the 1983 vintage was characterized by devastating bush fires followed by enormous flooding in March. A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon the wine has a surprisingly low pH (3.41) for a Grange with an amazing 7.1 grams of acid per liter. The wine still shows considerable tannin in its flavors but enormously powerful rich high acid characteristics. It is somewhat of a paradox to taste. Five years ago it was exhibiting huge powerful concentrated flavors but also high acid and high tannin. The wine seems very youthful very backward and still in need of at least another 4-5 years of cellaring. Whether it will all come together in a seamless classic remains open to conjecture. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1997
Deep dense and chewy this is packed with plum and mineral flavors that are dominated by the structure now but will have fleshed out by 2003 to 2006.--Penfolds Grange vertical. 7950 cases made. -H