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 (just eight kilometres from the city’s CBD), fruit is crushed, fermented and matured on-site at the original Penfolds Magill winery, established in 1844. First produced in 1983, 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 in the old fashioned way in the 160 year-old winery: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed.
||Single vineyard wine – using selected parcels of fruit from Blocks 1, 2 and 3 of the 5.2 hectare Magill Estate, Adelaide, South Australia.
||12–15 months in new French (approximately 65%) and American (approximately 35%) oak hogsheads.
||Wax-lined, open concrete fermenters with wooden header boards. After basket pressing, components complete fermentation in barrel.
SCORES & ACCOLADES
||Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Magill Estate Shiraz 2011
||2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Magill Estate Shiraz 2010
||Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Magill Estate Shiraz 2010
||Wine & Spirits (US) Magill Estate Shiraz 2010
||Wine Spectator Magazine(US) Magill Estate Shiraz 2010
||International Wine Challenge 2007 (UK) Magill Estate Shiraz 2004