Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz

2010 is a magnificent Magill that ranks among the finest. It displays an impressively deep hue for this vineyard, a wine of voluptuous dark berry compote and delightful focus of blackberry, blueberry and liquorice fruit. It has outstanding drive and energy, with immense concentration, beautifully encased in those classic, silky yet commanding Magill tannins. It does so with effortlessly poised definition, fine-grained structure, and impeccable internal harmony. One of three bottles I tasted was distinctly corky and stripped on the finish, a reminder to always check that you’re buying the screw-capped version.