12 Bottles - Magpie Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2018
It’s now more than 25 years since Cambridge wine merchant Noel Young set up Magpie Estate with legendary Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder. The aim was to use Rolf’s extensive contacts with growers in the Barossa to provide the fruit to make good value but characterful wines that faithfully represented the region and to act as an antidote to the ocean of corporate wines claiming Barossa heritage. Things have moved on since 1993; the Barossa is awash with artisan winemakers nowadays, but few manage to produce such great value wine as this. A blend of Shiraz and Grenache; the valley’s most important varieties, this wine is a fruit-driven, warming, spicy drop that’s equally at home with a kangaroo steak or on its own.