Penfolds, Magill Estate Shiraz, 2014

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Magill Estate Shiraz, 2014

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Code: 102862 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

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.


"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 colored, 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."