A serious wine that’s still an easy-drinker, the Penfolds Max’s Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon.
71% Shiraz and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Wrattonbully, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Upper Adelaide and Barossa Valley, South Australia. The wine was aged for 12 months in a combination of new French (4%) and American (2%) oak as well as seasoned French (58%) and American (36%) oak.
Sample submitted for review. The Penfolds Max’s Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $25 and is available for as low as $15. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by TWE Imports.
Penfolds constant pursuit of excellence is underpinned by time-honoured values established by the legendary Max Schubert, Penfolds chief winemaker from 1948-1975.
A classic Australian expression, balanced and bright with a modern twist. This wine delivers generosity of fruit from Shiraz together with solid Cabernet Sauvignon structure. Max’s Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon displays the Penfolds ‘stamp’ inspired by Max Schubert, a winemaking legend in Penfolds history.
The 2015 Penfolds Max’s Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very pleasant aroma full of dark berries plus well-integrated spice, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth this is one smooooth wine with a wonderful, almost buttery mouthfeel. You’ll also find plenty of sweet fruit, good acidity and soft tannins. Spice notes come out mid-palate and lead into the long, dry finish that features more sweet fruit notes, vanilla, licorice and touches of chocolate. Downright delicious, this is a serious wine that is still an easy-drinker.
If you’re looking for this one out in the wild, you may also find a red, wrapped version like below:
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