Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2002 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz

Once again, back to Barossa. The Magill Estate was awesome. Every bit what we expected. Like the St. Henri, but more so. Like the '99 Grange, but less so. Very similar to the 2001 RWT that I once had. A dark, serious wine that was obviously meant to be bottle-aged for a fair amount of time. We decanted it for a few hours and it was very drinkable. The price point is a bit high ($45 at Seattle Wine Co), but where are you going to find '02s these days? And Ben was buying. :)

1 comment:

Ben Constable said...

I think that this one could age a bit more. I certainly will let the other one wait a year or two before drinking it.

It certainly was very smooth and drinkable even at that point.