Penfolds, Magill Estate Shiraz, 2006

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Magill Estate Shiraz, 2006

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2018-2026 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Code: 103172 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2006 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. It was purchased in its original case.

The Magill 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.


"The 2006 Magill Estate Shiraz is a single vineyard cuvee aged for 14 months in 71% new French oak hogsheads and 29% new American oak hogsheads. Opaque purple in color, it has a captivating perfume of violets, mocha, tobacco, incense, and blueberry that jumps from the glass. Medium-bodied, elegant, and balanced with enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for several years."