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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.
Now - 2025.
Violet/lavender/musk… and a transient suggestion of fresh ginger.
Cinnamon-like spices align with cocoa powder, baker’s icing sugar…
Hoisin and citrus oil, with flashes reminiscent of Grand Marnier.
Stylish oak adorned with barrel-ferment artefact… walnut/cashew/roasted nuts,
some charcoal, and a glacial formic splash.
Medium-bodied, elegant… this 2011 single-vineyard expression weighing in at
13.5% v/v. An amalgam of quandong, redcurrant, sage and ginger flavours – not
threatened in any way by the influence of Quercus robur or Quercus petraea.
Tight and refined with fresh, lively acidity (almost Sangiovese-like) courting
concordant powdery tannins.
Origin: Magill Estate, South Australia.
Maturation:14 months in French oak (65% new) and American oak hogsheads (35% new).
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’.