1990 Grange is one of the most lauded vintages of this iconic wine. It was awarded Wine Spectator’s (world renowned US wine magazine) “Wine of the Year” in 1994, scoring 97/100. It was the first wine outside of Europe and California to achieve this accolade.
Provenance is crucial when buying wines of this price and age. I purchased this wine at release and have had it stored in my own temperature controlled cellar since that time. The bottle is in immaculate condition. I have only recently decided to offer it for sale.
“From the 1990 vintage, Grange Hermitage will be labelled simply 'Grange' - the name by which it has been known internationally for many years. It is an icon that symbolises Australian quality wine at its highest level. History will record 1990 as one of the great Australian vintages of our generation. The 1990 Penfolds Grange is one of the best yet, with the potential to eventually rival the classic vintages of 1955, 1962 and 1971. Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia, the 1990 Penfolds Grange is predominantly Shiraz (Hermitage) (95%) with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). With its solid structure and strength of character it will age gracefully and should be carefully cellared for a bare minimum of 10 years, and preferably 25 to 30.”
“Grange is the greatest red wine of Australia. This wine is a leading candidate for the richest, most concentrated dry red table wine on planet Earth. Penfolds' Grange takes opulence and decadence to the limits, and for that reason has replaced Bordeauxs' Petrus as the world's most exotic and concentrated wine. It is interesting to note that as massive, extracted and overwhelming as this wine can be in its youth, with 10-15 years of age it takes on a more civilized character, resembling a great Pomerol or older hermitage.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.