The 1970 Penfolds Grange is made from a blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s alcohol volume sits at 11.5% which is relatively low compare to recent release’s which are up around the 14.5% level. This vintage is probably not seen as one of the great Grange’s but bottles in good condition are still drinking well but it’s probably a wine that should be consumed soon.
Interesting facts about the 1970 Penfolds Grange –
- The bin numbering for Grange was standardised with this vintage. Previous vintages reflect the actual numbers of various storage “bins” in which Grange was stored in Sydney and Adelaide. The 1970 Penfolds Grange is a favourite of Don Ditter, who was Chief Winemaker at Penfolds from 1975 to 1986.
Vintage Conditions, a dry growing season with rainfall 40% less than normal. Mild, dry conditions at vintage.
The 1970 Penfolds Grange was rated 86/100 points by Robert Parker in 1990. Won a trophy, two gold and one bronze medal at Australian shows in 1975.