Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2016




The finest expression of Cabernet from the Penfolds stable and a true cult wine of the world.
  • One of the most robust and complex Shiraz from the Penfolds stable. Intense nose of violet, liquorice, black berry and graphite with a rich body and amazing length.

    The single vineyard Magill Estate Shiraz is intrinsically linked to Penfolds beginnings. Sourced from the 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 Estate Winery, established in 1844.

    Magill Estate Shiraz, first produced in 1983, 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.
  • Rating:100 points from Andrew Calliard MW

    Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon

    Region:South Australia

    Maturation:20 months in new American oak hogsheads.

    Cellaring Potential:10+ years

    Suitable for vegetarians & Vegans:Yes

“In 2016: ostentatious, not subtle. Yes, this monopole is quite showy and flamboyant this time around.”

- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker