Penfolds

Max's South Australia Shiraz

8.957 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Shun Kikuchi

balanced, fruity, Abv14.5%

balanced, fruity, Abv14.5%

Dec 28th, 2019
Shun Kikuchi

Powerful. Purplish non translucent appearance, mid+ intensity of blackberry and black current, slight overripeness. Liquorice and some spices, a thin touch of vanilla custard. Dry, vibrant acidity and rounded sweet tannin. Concentration is a little overwhelming high alcohol but still thick body. Fruit and spice driven powerful Shiraz. Maybe no need to age long, enjoyable now. ABV14.5%

Powerful. Purplish non translucent appearance, mid+ intensity of blackberry and black current, slight overripeness. Liquorice and some spices, a thin touch of vanilla custard. Dry, vibrant acidity and rounded sweet tannin. Concentration is a little overwhelming high alcohol but still thick body. Fruit and spice driven powerful Shiraz. Maybe no need to age long, enjoyable now. ABV14.5%

Sep 1st, 2019
Lam S
9.0

A bit of Dark fruit backed up with hint of oak and mushroom and spice. Well structured. Soft tannin 7/10 . Acidity 6/10. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced but not quite long lasting

A bit of Dark fruit backed up with hint of oak and mushroom and spice. Well structured. Soft tannin 7/10 . Acidity 6/10. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced but not quite long lasting

2 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2019
Agrivino

Incredibly well done. At this pricepoint it's a winning Shiraz.

Incredibly well done. At this pricepoint it's a winning Shiraz.

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2017
Thomas Brenner

Only says Shiraz, but if my research didn't steer me wrong, there may also be some cabernet in there as well. I believe that this, inaugral vintage of the Max's Shiraz by Penfolds, is only available in Australia. Named after the creator of the Grange, it certainly isn't that or the baby grange bin 389, but its got a long enough finish, and great complexity.

Only says Shiraz, but if my research didn't steer me wrong, there may also be some cabernet in there as well. I believe that this, inaugral vintage of the Max's Shiraz by Penfolds, is only available in Australia. Named after the creator of the Grange, it certainly isn't that or the baby grange bin 389, but its got a long enough finish, and great complexity.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
Philip Faure

Take it to the Max. Lovely wine and very drinkable

Take it to the Max. Lovely wine and very drinkable

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Aaron Mailey

Aaron had this 5 years ago

Aaron had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2016
David Walser

Good value wine performed as expected.

Good value wine performed as expected.

Feb 12th, 2021
David Walser

At home trying all the different MAX’S. The blend is our favorite. $15 from the Napa Treasury store.

At home trying all the different MAX’S. The blend is our favorite. $15 from the Napa Treasury store.

Nov 17th, 2020
Dmitry Muzychak

Выпито в Ланголо 30.10.20 из нового подарочного антикварного декантера. Неплохой Шираз 2017 года от Penfolds. Но особого впечатления не произвёл.

Выпито в Ланголо 30.10.20 из нового подарочного антикварного декантера. Неплохой Шираз 2017 года от Penfolds. Но особого впечатления не произвёл.

Oct 30th, 2020