Penfolds Magill Estate 1998, 2000 and 2002

I had the fortune of attending a blind vertical of Penfold's Magill Estate vintages 1998, 2000 and 2002.  Tasting across three different vintages, while there was quite some vintage variation in the wines, the high quality, length and sheer richness of the wines was a constant.


Deeply coloured, with a rich, plummy aroma.  The palate revealed oak and plums and had good length.  Effortless drinking. 89 points.

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $65-$105


The aroma of this wine had a more dark cherry and herb note: the herby note not being particularly varietal; I thought it rather cabernet like (tasted blind).  The palate was rich, with plums and good length evident.  88+ points.

Abv: 14%
Price: $60-$80


This wine had an aroma of dark pepper, with again, rich plums and length evident on the palate.  88 points.

Abv: 14%
Price: $60-$90

South Australia
October 23, 2010

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