Wine tasting note: 1992 Penfolds Grange

1992 Penfolds Grange

17th Nov 1997 GBP70 Australia Table Red

This had long disappeared but I managed to hold back a few bottles for tastings!
I can see why Grange is so highly rated but was amazed at how forward and approachable the wine was.
Another massive, almost black, opaque wine.
A warm, layered nose of nutmeg, almonds, cassis, allspice and alcohol.
Massively concentrated palate of cassis, raspberries and plums - an mixed basket of incredibly ripe, soft fruit with creamy, richly toasted oak.
I'm sure the tannins and acidity were there somewhere, but it was pretty difficult to find them under all that fruit! A long, long finish that didn't want to fade.

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