Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2009

100% Shiraz matured for 12 months in 67% new French and 25% new American oak hogsheads and the balance in one year old French oak hogsheads.

PETER GAGO, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“Colour. Garnet red. Nose. Naturally, an initial flurry of recognisable Magill berried fruits, and tell-tale evocative barrel fermentation notes and an array of varietal spices. With this year’s release stone fruits and red liquorice aromatics then ascend… outpaced by a higher trajectory of white blossom and (sherbet-like) spice. Beneath, a mascarpone/semolina/zabaglione custardy Shiraz creaminess, and generous wafts of rotisserie natural meat juices, French polish.

Palate Medium-bodied. Softened, chocolaty, mouth coating tannins. Finessed, stylish, polished (no doubt compliments of basket-press). Mouth-watering acidity tempers an otherwise rich and full palate, a palate not shy of masses of fruits and barrel ferment artefact. Gently persuasive, finely layered, unabashed Shiraz. Avec sheen.

100% Shiraz matured for 12 months in 67% new French and 25% new American oak hogsheads and the balance in one year old French oak hogsheads.

PETER GAGO, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“Colour. Garnet red. Nose. Naturally, an initial flurry of recognisable Magill berried fruits, and tell-tale evocative barrel fermentation notes and an array of varietal spices. With this year’s release stone fruits and red liquorice aromatics then ascend… outpaced by a higher trajectory of white blossom and (sherbet-like) spice. Beneath, a mascarpone/semolina/zabaglione custardy Shiraz creaminess, and generous wafts of rotisserie natural meat juices, French polish.

Palate Medium-bodied. Softened, chocolaty, mouth coating tannins. Finessed, stylish, polished (no doubt compliments of basket-press). Mouth-watering acidity tempers an otherwise rich and full palate, a palate not shy of masses of fruits and barrel ferment artefact. Gently persuasive, finely layered, unabashed Shiraz. Avec sheen.