Penfolds

Max's South Australia Shiraz

8.973 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
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Pale lemon color with aromas of tropical and stone fruit with citrus notes. On the palate flavors of peaches and apple with melon and lemon citrus, lively acidity with notes of vanilla. Medium finish ending with citrus fruit and oaky mineral character. Nice, tasting well now.

Pale lemon color with aromas of tropical and stone fruit with citrus notes. On the palate flavors of peaches and apple with melon and lemon citrus, lively acidity with notes of vanilla. Medium finish ending with citrus fruit and oaky mineral character. Nice, tasting well now.

Jul 28th, 2021
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.

2 people 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.

2 people 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 7 years ago

Aaron had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2016
Shuhui Ng

Better than expected! Does not feel too heavy. Enough spice to give it some structure. Quite smooth! Value for money for a casual night

Better than expected! Does not feel too heavy. Enough spice to give it some structure. Quite smooth! Value for money for a casual night

Apr 15th, 2022
Lance Coleman

Lovely wine.. good depth of flavour, not overly complex but smooth and relatively easy drinking with Berry notes

Lovely wine.. good depth of flavour, not overly complex but smooth and relatively easy drinking with Berry notes

Mar 24th, 2022