Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz 1997

9.539 ratings on Delectable
$449

...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. Robert Parker

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DLynn Proctor Delectable Pro

Penfolds Ambassador

Mags on mags on mags on mags

Mags on mags on mags on mags

9.4

Jeff Perlegos Delectable Pro

I've been staring at this bottle for 13 years and have been wanting to open it up on several occasions. My patience ran out. This is definitely a Shiraz and definitely from Australia but with enough acid and tannin to carry it through so time could layer its tertiary flavors. At its prime now IMO

I've been staring at this bottle for 13 years and have been wanting to open it up on several occasions. My patience ran out. This is definitely a Shiraz and definitely from Australia but with enough acid and tannin to carry it through so time could layer its tertiary flavors. At its prime now IMO

9.3

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

Australia's most famous wine

Australia's most famous wine

9.5

Karen DeRuyter

Was tight when first opened. Afraid I had let it go too long. Decanted and it opened up nicely. Great with a steak!

Was tight when first opened. Afraid I had let it go too long. Decanted and it opened up nicely. Great with a steak!

9.5