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Date Printed: 7/9/2014
Penfolds Magill Estates Shiraz 2000
Penfolds Magill Estates Shiraz 2000
(search item no. 59107)

PRICE ON 7/9/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Deep plum red.

Nose: Exotic. Lifted floral aromas combine with dark chocolate and cinnamon and citrus peel spices. The savoury background is reminiscent of cold meats.

Palate: Distinctive, spicy Shiraz fruit typical of the region. Ripe stone fruit flavours, assertive tannins and leathery finish.

Serving and cellaring suggestions: This wine has great potential and, although tempting now, will yield great rewards for those who cellar it for the medium to long term. This wine deserves good food - a hearty beef casserole or strongly flavoured cheeses.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.