1997 Penfolds Grange
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92
  • WE 90

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2002
The 1997 Grange (a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) looks to be a classic Grange although slightly softer and more forward than the backward 1996. The saturated purple-colored 1997 offers a gorgeously sweet... The 1997 Grange (a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) looks to be a classic Grange although slightly softer and more forward than the backward 1996. The saturated purple-colored 1997 offers a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry liqueur cherries camphor chocolate plums and mocha. The wine is opulently-textured extremely soft layered and seductive with Grange's tell-tale personality well-displayed but in a seamless seductive style. This is a superb Grange that can hold its own against the more heralded 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2022.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
Deep, dark ruby-red. Heady, superripe aromas of black plum, blackcurrant, blueberry and treacle, richly endowed with dark chocolate, vanilla and creamy oak; hints of mint and eucalyptus in the background. Silky-smooth... Deep, dark ruby-red. Heady, superripe aromas of black plum, blackcurrant, blueberry and treacle, richly endowed with dark chocolate, vanilla and creamy oak; hints of mint and eucalyptus in the background. Silky-smooth, rich and creamy; remarkably approachable given its relative youth. Dripping with ripe black fruits and wrapped in firm but velvety tannins. A very good but not great Grange made without any suggestion of the portiness or overextraction so often shown by many of its imitators. - Jeremy Oliver
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2002
Not 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...
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2002
An 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... An 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...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 1997