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The single-vineyard Magill Estate Shiraz is intrinsically linked to Penfolds beginnings. Sourced from the original Magill vineyard on the edge of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs.
Fruit is crushed, fermented and matured on-site at the original Penfolds Magill winery, established in 1844. Magill Estate Shiraz is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted the original way: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed to complete fermentation in barrel.
2015 - 2032.
Still with purples. Dense.
An aromatic explosion—at once fruity (plum and blackberry) and savoury (spicy sausage meat, terrine avec aspic).
Char/spice volatiles of meat-on-a-spit couple with barrel ferment nuttiness and scents of dark-roasted coffee beans/chocolate.
Yes, the fermented fruits off this 78 Penfold Road address, open fermenters, basket pressing… and bespoke élevage have again
woven the aromatic web that is Magill.
Stylishly medium-bodied, with an open-weaved, layered structure, finishing clean and precise.
A sumptuous mid-palate laden with blackberry and plum fruits and defined tannins.
Savoury notes detected on nose permeate the palate, exuding a pan-juice/jus richness.
Origin: Magill Estate, South Australia.
Maturation:Matured for 14 months in new French oak (65%), new American oak (33%) and 1 year-old French oak (2%).
First produced in 1983, Magill Estate Shiraz is distinctly different to the mainstream Penfolds style, showing intense floral/ blackberry/ aniseed aromas, smooth richness and a ‘long spine’.
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