(From 2008 Vintage) Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes.
great way to start off my yearly dinner of stuffed veal chops my dad always makes - the only thing I've ever asked for. Going Australian made sense since it was also a goodbye for my sis b4 she heads to Italy for 3 months & her subletter is from Melbourne.
WA 98 WS 95
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/98
Wine Advocate(From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
Robert Parker(From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate(From 1976 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 100 on Aug-95