Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2020


When the marketing folks talk about Penfolds’ heart and home, this is embodiment of that mantra in wine, a single estate shiraz from the original winery site in the Adelaide foothills. It’s always carried itself in a more medium-bodied manner compared to many of its stablemates, and that goes for this vintage too. Plenty of savoury notes add interest to the blue-black fruit purity within, entertaining the nose and palate with a sense of crushed black olive and light meat stock, taking into account 15 months in a mix of French and American oak that offers a mocha like backdrop, finishing with fine gravelly tannins. There’s a huge promise here, too, with all its youthful savoury elements suggesting an intriguing journey as it matures further.