Magill Estate 2010 Bottle

The Penfolds Collection

Magill Estate Shiraz 2010

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.

 

When To Drink

2015 - 2032.

Taste Description

Colour
Still with purples. Dense.

Nose
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.

Palate
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.

Technical Information

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%).

Variety: Shiraz.

Vintage Conditions
With replenishing winter rainfall approaching the long-term average, Magill Estate Shiraz vines developed healthy canopy framework and even budburst. After a wet, cold winter, cool to mild conditions prevailed during the growing season. Opening up the canopy, combined with a longer growing season, allowed the fruit to ripen evenly with optimum flavour development, tannin ripeness and balanced acidities. The red winemaking team believes that it was the vintage of the decade. Steve Lienert said, “2010 was a transcendent vintage. As a result the wines are very classic and beautifully proportioned.”
History

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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