100% Shiraz with 18 months in French oak and American hogs heads.
"Coming from a very singular single vineyard located in the ‘burbs of Adelaide, I’m often drawn to the unique character of this wine, and the 2014 is no different. Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2014 Shiraz Magill Estate has a seductive nose of pure, crushed black cherries, dark chocolate, balsamic, earth, garrigue and lavender. Medium-bodied, firm, structured and very fine, it has wonderful perfume, purity and length." 94+/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown The Wine Advocate Issue 227
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 fi ne tannins, matured in both French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted in the old fashioned way in the 170 year-old winery: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed.