International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89($50) Medium ruby. Strong oak spice aromas of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and bourbony vanilla accent ripe plum and dark cherry fruit notes. Big and rich on the palate, with tarry dark chocolate and cassis flavors on a big oak-spicy framework. The persistent finish is plenty sweet but the vanillin quality is ominous. But then thisshirazis very young today.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: July/August 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Lively, generous and refined, with a silky texture and a lovely burst of blackberry, cherry and floral character that zings right through the juicy finish.Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2002 Shiraz Magill Estate (a single vineyard cuvee whose debut vintage was 1983) spent 15 months in primarily new French oak and some larger American hogsheads. It possesses sweet aromas of vanillin, white chocolate, cassis, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, expansive, pure, and nicely textured, this complex beauty is somewhat European in its restraint and elegance.Author: Robert Parker
Over the past 40 years, Penfolds has earned its reputation as Australia's premier red wine producer and has played a large part in putting Australian wines on the world map. Over the past five years, winemaker Peter Gago has been instrumental in keeping Penfolds at the top of the Austrailian wine industry. Penfolds Grange, the estate's flagship, is characterized by its rich texture, complexity, and concentrated fruit. Penfolds's entire collection spans across many styles and labels including Penfolds Super Premiums, Special Bin Range, Cellar Reserve Range, Bin Range, Thomas Hyland Range, Koonunga Hill Range, Rawson's Retreat Range, and Fortified Wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 42 bottles owned
- 18 collectors