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Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2021

Adelaide Plains, South Australia, AustraliaMagill Estate Shiraz is the only single-vineyard offering from the Australian side of the Collection and likely one of very few globally that resides within the limits of any major city, just eight kilometres from downtown Adelaide. It is firmly linked to the home of Penfolds and its beginnings. Under Peter Gago it has been fully restored to a level befitting its history. Closing in on forty years, today's fruit is crushed, fermented, and matured on site at the original 1844 winery. Like Grange and 707, it always finishes its ferment in a barrel, as Magill reds were made 177 years ago. Elegance is its best asset, a word you seldom associate with most Australian shiraz, and it spends 19 months in French (90% new) and American (10% new) hogsheads. The attack is dense and generous, packing sweet red fruits and a savoury, meaty undercurrent. Long, creamy, and full flavoured, the finish mellows out as it wins over your palate. A wonderful Magill, the winery suggests you can age two decades if you can keep yourself from drinking it.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$150.00750mlselect private retailers
MB$150.00750mlManitoba Liquor Mart
US$150.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 731869UPC: 12354071506