So good in fact we sat for 15 minutes with our nose in our glass enjoying the aroma. There was coffee, liquorice, plum,cassis, flint and even a faint hint of eucalyptus. The colour was intense - a ruby red still showing plenty of blue tinge. On the palate it was well balanced, soft tannins, complex and a looooong finish. Two days later and I can still taste it.
While Peter put the finishing touches to the Osso Buco, we chatted over a glass of Riesling. I was relieved I wasn't the one required to come up with the menu. Peter and Linda decided on the Osso Buco with polenta and green beans and it was a great match.
There was an entrée and a dessert and Lynda's signature dish of ginger and almond cake, coffee and Lindt chocolates, pinot noir and Sauternes - and everything was fabulous -but all I really remember about the evening was The Grange.
Grange was conceived by Max Schubert when he was the winemaker at Penfolds back in 1950 . Wine Spectator magazine named the 1990 Grange "The Best Red Wine in the World". Read the official winemaker notes here .
We could have waited another 6 or 7 years to open the Grange and I still think it would have been as good as it was on Saturday night. I have worked out it will cost around what I usually spend on wine every 6-8 weeks to purchase another bottle of the 1990 vintage.