Penfolds Magill Estates Shiraz 1997
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.
Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and 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 stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon.