Penfolds `Magill Estate` Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL) Adelaide, SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ In 1844, shortly after arriving in Australia, Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary purchased a 500 acre estate known as 'Mackgill', located in the Adelaide foothills, in South Australia. The Penfolds established a vineyard there, which took the name of their cottage, which Mary had named, 'The Grange'. The estate had over 120 hectares of grape plantings, at its peak in 1949, but these days produces a more modest 5.34 hectares of superb shiraz, which is hand-pruned and hand-harvested, and used in both Grange and the Magill Estate Shiraz.

Top Vintage

This wine is complete and distinctive...truly an estate wine in every sense. 2004 was a strong year for Magill Estate Shiraz and is nicely timed, coinciding with this monopole's 21st birthday.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ In 1844, shortly after arriving in Australia, Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary purchased a 500 acre estate known as 'Mackgill', located in the Adelaide foothills, in South Australia. The Penfolds established a vineyard there, which took the name of their cottage, which Mary had named, 'The Grange'. The estate had over 120 hectares of grape plantings, at its peak in 1949, but these days produces a more modest 5.34 hectares of superb shiraz, which is hand-pruned and hand-harvested, and used in both Grange and the Magill Estate Shiraz.

Top Vintage

This wine is complete and distinctive...truly an estate wine in every sense. 2004 was a strong year for Magill Estate Shiraz and is nicely timed, coinciding with this monopole's 21st birthday.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

At the time of writing, deep red with a purple centre.

Aroma

Quince paste and fruit mince pie aromas are complexed by ground black pepper, clove and cinnamon notes. An appealing 'barrel ferment' char is evident...wettened charcoal and walnut husk. Aromatically, this wine is distinctly Magill, focused and facilitated by open fermentation and basket pressing.

Palate

Vibrant! Flavours akin to melted liqueur cherry dark chocolate, fresh coffee-ground and plum fruits. The palate is texturally distinctive – fine tannins sit nicely, coating the entire tongue and finishing with an impressive grip. An underpinning of stylish, cedary oak completes this crafted package.

This wine is complete and distinctive...truly an estate wine in every sense. 2004 was a strong year for Magill Estate Shiraz and is nicely timed, coinciding with this monopole's 21st birthday.

Wine Background

Magill Estate Shiraz is a very important Penfolds single vineyard wine. It is of great symbolic importance because it is sourced from the remaining original vineyard (5.2 ha) the original Penfolds winery at Magill, established in 1844, in Adelaide's eastern suburbs.

First made in 1983, Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both new French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted in the old-fashioned way in the 120+ year-old winery: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed.

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