Penfolds Max’s Shiraz Cabarnet
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 Winery to grow. A more approachable Penfolds style at release – ideally shelf to glass; save the cellar.
85% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
12 months in French oak (10% new), with the balance in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
COLOUR: Deep, dark crimson
NOSE: Complex. Dark sour cherry… and a brandy-snap lift. Savoury notes – sage, bayleaf
PALATE: An amalgam of berried fruits and mixed spices. An appealing pana cotta, bruleed/custardy creaminess. Focussed tannins and sensitive.