Named after the vineyard from which it is produced, the Magill Estate of Penfolds is a pure Syrah wine aged for 14 months in oak barrels. The colour of this 2011 vintage is of a beautiful dark red with purple hues. The nose displays fragrances of violet, lavender, musk and even ginger, cinnamon and lemon. After a slight aeration, flavours of nuts, chocolate and coal appear for our greatest delight. One can find this complexity back again on the palate, with present but melted oak, velvety but firm tannins and a crisp yet well mastered acidity.
Parker : 93+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2011 Magill Estate Shiraz is aged in 100% new oak (hogsheads) of which 65% is French and 35% American. This very deep garnet-purple colored Shiraz is closed on the nose, though it does show lovely red and black fruits, quite a lot of exotic spices and a somewhat meaty, cedar note lingering in the background, though not overtly. Medium-bodied and elegant, it has quite a lot of individual character shaped by medium to firm, fine tannins, a crisp acid spine and a long finish. Drink it 2015 - 2025+.