On the nose this wine boasts aromas of lemon-lime citrus peel, granny smith apple, touches of stone fruit, and slight hints of a petrol-type component. Zesty and spritzy on the palate with a touch of residual sugar, hints of lime peel, tangerine, mandarin, and flowery honeysuckle type flavors. Good, sharp acidity makes this a wine worthy of pairing with many light food dishes, like chicken and various seafood combinations.
In 1844 Dr. Penfold and his wife Mary purchased the 500-acre Magill (originally Mackgill) estate on the outskirts of Adelaide. Initially their wines, made from grenache, were prescribed as tonic wines for anemic patients. Harking back to this origin of prescribed tonics, roadside billboards in Australia used to read "Penfolds 1844 to Evermore." Following Dr Penfold's death in 1870, the vineyards and winery were left in the very capable hands of his wife Mary. The estate remained in the Penfold family until 1976 and is currently owned by Treasury Wine Estates. This range of wines pay homage to the marriage of Thomas Hyland and Georgina Penfold and the life they had in Adelaide, the home of Penfolds.