Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz 1997

9.542 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

Ross Hensley

Dark ruby red color with dark berries and nice structure with tobacco chocolate nuances with long finish

Dark ruby red color with dark berries and nice structure with tobacco chocolate nuances with long finish

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

David Nussbaum

Perhaps the most balanced Grange I've enjoyed yet. The fruits are perfect, and the remnants of the acidity give this wine as close to perfect balance as I've ever head!

Perhaps the most balanced Grange I've enjoyed yet. The fruits are perfect, and the remnants of the acidity give this wine as close to perfect balance as I've ever head!

9.8

Ignacio Carrera

Oh yeaaaaaaah !!!!!!!!!

Oh yeaaaaaaah !!!!!!!!!

9.8

Lewis Chester

1997 vintage. And? Don't get it. Very average and over-extracted.

1997 vintage. And? Don't get it. Very average and over-extracted.

8.0

Mark Riggs

This is a wine that has a very good flavor. From the 1st glass to the last glass. Very impressive "I highly recommend this wine to a true wine enthusiast.

This is a wine that has a very good flavor. From the 1st glass to the last glass. Very impressive "I highly recommend this wine to a true wine enthusiast.

9.6

Ron Siegel

Black & red fruits plum, black olive, soy, mocha, dried herbs, creamy texture with silky tannins reminds me of a great Pomerol.

Black & red fruits plum, black olive, soy, mocha, dried herbs, creamy texture with silky tannins reminds me of a great Pomerol.

9.7