This small production, famous single vineyard Shiraz from Penfold’s always impresses, right since that first vintage back in 1983. Vinified in open fermenters and basket pressed in order that it might complete fermentation in barrel. 18 months in French (26% new) and American (6% new) hogsheads. Inky black with crimson rims. This is young, yet powerful and intense. Black fruits here. Spices, leather, dry herbs and a hint of cinnamon-y and nutty oak, if one looks, but the fruit matches it well. Good concentration. Black fruits and chocolate are intertwined throughout, with raspberry notes. A supple, generous palate belies the nose, which suggested that a more closed and solid experience might await. Very good length. Silky tannins, yet they provide good grip. Ten, twenty years ahead of it.
Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2019