The famous Australian Estates Penfolds presents its cuvee Grange 2006, produced only out of South Australian Syrah. This is one of the oldest and most famous wines of this Estate, which is now recognized as part of the Heritage Icons of South Australia. The Grange 2006 is adorned with and intense and very dark red dress with tile-red glints. the nose reveals aromas of spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and black pepper, with notes od amaretto, olive or licorice. On the palate it is fresh and well balanced. Its body is velvety although its tannis structure remains fairly firm. The Grange 2006 coats the palate with flavours of chocolate, fruits and a hint of menthol in the final.
Parker : 98+ / 100 J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored, it's still a little youthfully mute, offering notes of warm cherries, black currants, anise, coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy, yeast extract, black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate, the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage, but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long, complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+.