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Penfolds - Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2018

Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £115.00
Case Rate: £115.00
Ex Tax: £95.83
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Wine Region: South Australia
Winery: Penfolds
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: 2022 – 2040
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92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Winery: Penfolds
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: 2022 – 2040

Wine tasting notes

Medium-bodied, non-affronting. Magill shiraz fruits mirrored by fig, juniper and pink peppercorn. And, dried herb, malt. A captivating flavour-pool of very dark/black cherry, powdered dark chocolate and almond croissant/frangipane. A plush tannin continuum concordant to Magill winemaking practice, as is its barrel-ferment imprint. Mandates air. Shiraz attired differently; Magill genes omnipresent.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2018) - 92 pts

he only single-estate wine in the lineup, the 2018 Magill Estate Shiraz is pieced together from the five hectares at Penfolds HQ in the Adelaide suburbs. Boysenberry and mulberry notes support vanilla and cedar accents, and there's a touch of roasted meat as well on the nose, while the full-bodied palate comes across as a bit coarse and open-knit, the tannins lacking that little extra bit of refinement. It's a fine effort but nowhere near the best wine in the Penfolds stable.


JancisRobinson.com (2018) - 17.5 pts

Dark, concentrated purple colour. Lifted and lively - intriguing rather than flashy. Polished tannins and an undertow of sweet tarriness. Contained rather than constructed. Dry finish for the moment but very promising. Hint of mint and long. Some but not too much sweetness


James Suckling (2018) - 96 pts

A very intense and ripe expression of dark-cherry, plum and raspberry aromas here with some chocolate-powder and cedar-oak inflections, all nicely matched to the rich, sumptuous fruit. The palate has a very plush, smooth-honed and dense feel with fine layers of tannins that gather weight and power on the finish. Deceptively long with a wrap of dark, toasted spice around rich blackberries. Delicious now, but best from 2026


Decanter (2018) - 91 pts

Always a more fine-boned Shiraz expression, this year’s model has higher, lighter notes of nutmeg and clove with a waft of anise and liquorice. While deliberately medium bodied, the palate weight seems a bit gaunt, abruptly shifting gears and lurching from a solid black cherry entry to a taut acid seam that stretches out the mid-palate. Compared with previous vintages, this seems wanting – a likely sign that vineyard restoration of this site has drastically reduced grape volumes and selection options for this vintage.


James Halliday (2018) - 96 pts

The only single vineyard wine in the entire Penfolds lineup, spending 17 months in French (24% new) and American hogsheads (18% new). This vintage has a far greater weight and personality than this often shy, understated wine. Red and black cherry fruit, spice and rounded - indeed polished - tannins give the wine a regal air.