A prestigiosa Cuvée Grange 2006 do vinhedo australiano Penfolds é produzida a partir de uvas de Syrah no Sul da Austrália e faz parte dos Heritage Icons of South Australia. Grange 2006 apresenta uma cor avermelhada, com reflexos vermelho-tijolo. No nariz, desenvolve aromas que lembram especiarias, canela, baunilha, pimenta preta, Amaretto, de azeitona, ou de alcaçuz. Na boca, é fresco e bem equilibrado, com uma estrutura redonda, sedosa, alem dos taninos serem firmes. Grange 2006 deixe no paladar sabores de chocolate, de frutos com subtis notas de mentol.
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+.