Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2014 is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both French and American oak - a sleek and contemporary Penfolds crafted the original way.
The Magil Estate is a single vineyard Shiraz of just 5 hectares - a 'monopole' (a vineyard area controlled by a single winery) - from the original Magill vineyard on the edge of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs (just eight kilometres from the city’s CBD), established in 1844. Grapes are hand-picked and vinified tradionally, in open fermenters, and then basket pressed to complete fermentation in barrel.
In fact, it was here that the first Grange wines were made and where the legendary Max Schubert lived. In 1975 most of the land was compulsory purchased, which caused uproar at the time. The vineyard and winery are now heritage listed and the idea was to make a wine different and contrasting to Grange rather than competing with Penfolds' flagship wine.