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Henry's Drive Magnus Shiraz 2017

Overview

The 2017 Henry’s Drive Magnus Shiraz has a complex aroma spectrum of lavender, thyme and star anise. The palate is packed with dark brooding fruits entwined with blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice. A beautifully balanced wine supported by seamless French oak and fine-grained tannins.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The majority of the fruit for Magnus Shiraz is sourced from a unique site in Padthaway. Harvested in mid-March, it undergoes initial fermentation in open fermenters whilst being held on skins for 3 weeks and hand-plunged daily. It is then transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and is matured for twenty-two months in new, fine grained, medium toast puncheons.


Serving Hints
Magnus benefits from decanting at least one hour before serving and is best paired with Beef Wellington or Venison Sausage Cassoulet.

Producer: Henry’s Drive Vignerons
Region: Padthaway & McLaren Vale
Country: Australia
Wine Composition: 100% Shiraz (78% Padthaway, 22% McLaren Vale)
Alcohol: 15.5%
Total Acidity: 5.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: .04 G/L
pH: 3.58


Press Highlights

2019: 95 Pts - Vinous, Sept 2022
2019: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2022
2019: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb 2022
2019: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, May 2022
2017: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2019
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2020
2013: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Apr 2017
2012: 94 Pts -  Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2016
2012: 94 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2015
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 2015
2010: 95 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion, 2015
2010: 91+ Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2014
2010: 91 Pts - Vinous Mar 2016


 
 
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