2006 The Malcolm Magpie Estate, Barossa Valley Shiraz
Robert Parker 96-99: The 2006 Shiraz “Malcolm” was tasted from a barrel sample. The wine was sourced from a single, dry-grown vineyard, with vine age ranging from 20-120 years. It was first barrel-fermented and is now receiving the “200% new oak” treatment, spending the first 12 months in new French oak before transfer to new American oak for another 12 months. It will be bottled unfined and unfiltered. Purple/black colored, it has an ethereal bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, crushed stone, bacon, game, blueberry, and blackberry. Dense and packed, with gobs of spicy black fruits, super depth and concentration, and a very long finish, this great effort merits a decade of cellaring and will provide pleasure through 2036.