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1997 Penfolds Grange Hermitage

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 56060-1997

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($195) 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. (Southcorp Wines, Napa, CA)
    Author: Jeremy Oliver
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    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, though it doesn't quite show the grandeur of great Grange vintages. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2005-2022
    Author: Tallydoc
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Dark black/red hued wine with a slightly hot nose of dusty plum, violet, and some spice. Nice length with high toned fruit and moderate tannin. A disappointing Grange. Gobs of added acidity just kills this wine.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2012
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Dark red with slightly garnet rim. Nose is supremely elegant: chocolate, red fruits, black pepper. In the mouth it is elegant and powerful at the same time, with tones of dark chocolate and a balsamic finish. What a wine!
    Drink Dates: 2007-2020
    Author: Giuliano
Over the past 40 years, Penfolds has earned its reputation as Australia's premier red wine producer and has played a large part in putting Australian wines on the world map. Over the past five years, winemaker Peter Gago has been instrumental in keeping Penfolds at the top of the Austrailian wine industry. Penfolds Grange, the estate's flagship, is characterized by its rich texture, complexity, and concentrated fruit. Penfolds's entire collection spans across many styles and labels including Penfolds Super Premiums, Special Bin Range, Cellar Reserve Range, Bin Range, Thomas Hyland Range, Koonunga Hill Range, Rawson's Retreat Range, and Fortified Wines.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1107 bottles owned
  • 320 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 320 collectors)