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Penfolds Grange Shiraz

Label: slightly cellar damaged, Capsule: evidence of leakage, Ullage: high shoulder

4.5 Stars
Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke

(magnum) This has matured beautifully and is now in its peak of drinking - at least from the magnum format. The colour is still deep and dark; the bouquet is very complex, with roasting-pan, chocolate/mocha and raisin aromas with a trace of crushed-ant. It's very intense and powerful, and the tannins have mellowed out beautifully. It's amazing: I remember this as a very tannic youngster. The wine is now marvellous drinking. But you have to like the style: it is obvious that the wine was very oaky in youth.
Tasted: 19/08/2015
Drink: 2015 to 2023

92 Points Robert Parker

The earliest harvest on record at Penfolds, the 1983 vintage was characterized by devastating bush fires, followed by enormous flooding in March. A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has a surprisingly low pH (3.41) for a Grange, with an amazing 7.1 grams of acid per liter. The wine still shows considerable tannin in its flavors, but enormously powerful, rich, high acid characteristics. It is somewhat of a paradox to taste. Five years ago, it was exhibiting huge, powerful, concentrated flavors, but also high acid and high tannin. The wine seems very youthful, very backward, and still in need of at least another 4-5 years of cellaring. Whether it will all come together in a seamless classic remains open to conjecture. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.
Source: Robert Parker ( by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2002

92 Points Robert Parker

Production: 7,950 cases Blend: 94% Shiraz/6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 1995


An amazingly concentrated wine! We opened the 1983 for a dinner party last night. What a hit! Beautiful nose and color, intense in flavor (jammy). While I have tasted previously, I believe this wine to be at the top of its game now.
July, 2008

Wine Diamond

Find my in depth comments on this vintage,in my review on the 1996 Grange. A singularly individual Grange!
Jeremy Oliver awards the 1983 96 pts.

Cheers W.D.
March, 2008

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