Penfolds `Magill Estate` Shiraz 2013 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

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 fine tannins, matured in both French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted the original way: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed to complete fermentation in barrel.

The Magill Estate vineyard experienced almost perfect conditions during the 2013 vintage. Revitalising winter rain was followed by a dry, disease free spring and summer period. There were some warm days around Christmas and in early January which put the vines under a certain amount of stress, however full soil moisture profiles helped maintain healthy vineyard canopies throughout vintage. Fruit was harvested in pristine

condition, picked on February 14th and 15th 2013.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright mauve core. Dark.

Aroma

The sweet: chocolate mousse, bruléed custard, blackberry. The savoury: raw wet ham, corned beef, freshly cooked silverside, green olive. The rest: fresh leather (wallet) and spice notes – nutmeg/cinnamon (from oak?), ginger, soy.

Palate

Medium to full-bodied. Flavours akin to white sultana cake, dates…and a touch of freshly tanned suede. Balanced oak, and a perception of spice from French oak, with a creaminess from the American? Long and persistent, propelled by fine mouth-coating tannins and tempered acidity. Distinctive and unique. Quite elegant.

Maturation

14 months in French oak (71% new, 5% 1-y.o) and American oak hogsheads (24% new)

Peak Drinking

2016 – 2030

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.4%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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