Magill Estate Shiraz is a very important Penfolds single-vineyard wine.
It is of great symbolic importance because it is the only wine grown and made from the remaining original vineyard (5.2 ha) in the original Penfolds winery at Magill, established in 1844, in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. First made in 1983, Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both new French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted in the old-fashioned way in the over 120-year-old winery: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed. The 2002 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz is the twentieth vintage of this monopole offering with the evolution of the style subtly continuing.