Penfolds Maxs Shiraz Cabernet 750ml
Penfolds Max’s Shiraz Cabernet is a tribute to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert 1948- 1975, a legend in Penfolds history. Max’s constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for those who followed in his footsteps and also allowed the status and heritage of Penfolds to grow. A more approachable Penfolds style at release - ideally shelf to glass, save the cellar.
ABV: 14.5% / Variety(s): 69% Shiraz, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon / Acidity: 6.5 g/L, pH: 3.60
Region: McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Padthaway, Coonawarra
Nose: Notes of graphite and heady varnish to the fore. A distinctive blue-fruited elegance and gorgeous cranberry sweetnes. An aromatic kaleidoscope of vanilla sponge, cannoli creaminess, asphalt, wet slate, juniper and pink peppercorn.
Palate: A salinity – perhaps best described as salted plum? Coolness/flowing texture. Spearmint tea (fresh leaves) and lavender. Graphite from the nose continues as a theme on the palate, Black olive tapenade. Ylang Ylang, powdery-style tannins that are tapered on the palate. All clearly converging to a well-defined point.
Colour: Plum core with strawberry brightness at the rim.