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Penfolds Magill Shiraz 2003

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Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2003

Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

External Reviews for Penfolds Magill Shiraz

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
01/27/2010

COLOUR: A good depth of dark black cherry. NOSE: The nose shows instantly recognisable Magill Estate perfume of florals and distinctive assemblage characters. Stylish cedar oak and barrel ferment characters meld in with spice, savoury/earthy notes over plum and raspberry fruits.PALATE: A structurally impressive, 'crafted' wine. Medium bodied, layered, defined and integrated Valrhona chocolate and coffee grind flavours that whirl into a panaforte mix of dates and soaked/macerated plums. Tannins and oak are balanced, evident but not showy.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2003 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Syrah 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dieser einzigartige Shiraz zeigt eine tiefe rote Farbe und duftet in der Nase nach feinschichtigen, rauchigen Holznoten, eingebettet in Zimt und Zedernnuancen, begleitet von weisser Schokolade und einem blumigen Hintergrund. Er bietet im Gaumen eine makellose Balance von perfekt integrierter Eiche und einer Reihe Fruchtaromen. Kirschlikör, Malz und Pflaumen. Ein komplexer, feinschichtiger, weicher Wein ohne aggressive Säure oder harte Kanten, ein Resultat der äusserst sorgfältigen Vinifikation. Eine enorme Aromenlänge, ein seriöser Wein, eine exzellenter Jahrgang!


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2003 - Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.



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