Warm plum and raspberry fruit on the nose, its medium to full bodied with juicy plum and raspberry on the palate also, with black cherry, spice and a lick of creamy oak. Its a generous juicy mouthful with bags of fruit and spice, good acidity too keeping it vibrant.
Magpie Estate is a joint venture, which began in 1993, between famous Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and English wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals. The fruit comes from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium Northern drawing on Rolfs deep understanding of the Barossa. Noel then sneaks out into the night in a rubber catsuit and steals all the best fruit from these growers.The labels celebrate a superstitious theme, saluting the magpie, and we count ourselves lucky indeed to have them aboard.
In the Winery
Bottled after 11 months in oak.