Penfolds Max's Shiraz 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 contemporary offering of South Australian shiraz, this release provides a fruit-driven wine which is generous in flavour and persistent across the palate. The Penfolds Max's Shiraz 2018 offers aromas of fresh red fruits, in particular cranberry and red currants dominate the aromatic spectrum. Wafts of wild white strawberries, fresh vanilla pod and panacotta cream encourage further exploration. A further swirl reveals subtle middle eastern spice nuances of sumac and sweet paprika. The aromatic spectrum flows onto the palate with an invigorating lash of cranberries and red currants. It is a textured wine, evenly balanced with bright acidity and focused fine tannins supporting expressive red fruits. Oak derived exotic spices of nutmeg and black cardamom pod add to layers of flavour complexity.