Price:  £137.95 | Case Rate: £137.95
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Penfolds - Magill Estate Shiraz 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Peter Gago
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2034
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 96 (2016) JR: 16.5 (2016) JS: 92 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Has a cakey, oaky feel on the nose, black fruit, concentrated and intense with notes of hazelnuts sour cherry and molasses. From a 5.20 hectare vineyard that has since undergone a replanting process that will see diminished quantities in subsequent vintages.

Winery Information


Penfolds' first vineyard was founded in 1844 at Magill, South Australia, by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold. After travelling to Bordeaux and studying winemaking techniques there, he returned vowing to produce a wine to rival the greatest clarets, this was Grange. The first vintage of Grange, named after Dr Penfold's cottage in Magill, was 1951. All early vintages were made from Shiraz grapes grown at Magill and Morphett Vale, Adelaide, and the wine was matured in new American oak for 12 months... read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)96 pts

The 2016 Shiraz Magill Estate aged in 100% new oak (70% French and 30% American), which has left its cedary, vanilla mark on the wine, but in a balanced, harmonious way. It's a full-bodied wine, with big berry fruit and lavish oak, yet those components are wonderfully judged, coming together in a fine, elegant wine that showcases the brand's home estate in the Adelaide suburbs. With only 15 cases for the United States, it will be tough to track down. (2016)16.5 pts

100% Magill Estate fruit. 13 months in 100% new French and American oak. This is the last vintage with all 12.5 acres; they’ve replanted half of it. Temperatures well below average during winter and early spring while winter rainfall was below the long-term average. The record low rainfall prevailed through the growing season while warmer than average weather in late spring and early summer ensured the vines were moving along nicely after a slow start. Some relief was provided by the onset of cooler weather in January and February. The relatively mild conditions during harvest ensured the fruit was able to ripen evenly across all blocks. The grapes were harvested by hand on 11 and 12 February. TA 6.8 g/l, pH 3.68. Blackish purple. Sweet and round and pzazzy. Big statement! Then a sudden dry finish. Briary. Screeching halt on the palate.

James Suckling (2016)92 pts

A richer iteration of Magill, but slightly fragmented. Here it delivers an array of ripe dark-fruit compote, blackberries, dark plums and wild raspberries. There’s a curious, yellow-citrus edge, where acidity sits very prominently. Richer, riper fruit surrounds a crunchy core. Toasty oak and roasted spice flavors to the rescue. Needs time to settle down. Try in 2024.

Vinification Notes

Fruit is crushed, fermented and matured on-site at the original Penfolds Magill winery, established in 1844. Magill Estate Shiraz is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both French and American oak.