Penfolds Max's Shiraz-Cabernet 2016
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, Max’s Shiraz Cabernet is ideally shelf to glass.
Colour: Crimson core with magenta brightness at the rim.
Nose: A bluestone slatiness and waft of iron filings immediately captures attention, a Cabernet influence/lift perhaps? Almond cake sweetness and white chocolate create a web with boysenberry and blue fruit aromatics.
Palate: Structural grip and defined tannins wraps around a palate full of blueberry and mulberry brightness. Black olive and brine-like Nori savouriness add an extra dimension so that fruit doesn’t stand alone.