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2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Penfolds Max's

2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Penfolds Max’s Cabernet Sauvignon 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. Max’s Cabernet Sauvignon displays the Penfolds‘ stamp’ inspired by Max Schubert.

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2018
2018
Volume
750mL
750mL
2018 Penfolds Max's Cabernet Sauvignon
Max's
2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
$25.00
Price
$25.00
$150.00
Price
$150.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.

All winemakers should possess a good fertile imagination if they are to be successful in their craft."

–Max Schubert, Penfolds First Chief Winemaker

Max's
2018 Penfolds Max's Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Max's

2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Penfolds Max’s Cabernet Sauvignon 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. Max’s Cabernet Sauvignon displays the Penfolds‘ stamp’ inspired by Max Schubert.

2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
$25.00
Price
$25.00
$150.00
Price
$150.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2018
2018
Volume
750mL
750mL

Taste Description

Taste Description

2018 Max's Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Colour

Dark red with crimson hues.

Nose

Enticing aromatics, with exotic fruits of the forest leaping from the glass. Raspberry, black cherry, olive tapenade and oolong tea are framed by a subtle char toast character.

Hints of sea spray and a distinct Campari note linger.

Palate

Taut in texture, fine tannin with a savoury profile. Cranberry represents the red fruit spectrum, with lingering flavours of yellow plum, bay leaf and sage. Root vegetable earthiness is evident on the finish. Structurally framed by beautifully integrated French and American oak, present but rarely mentioned.

Vintage conditions

2018 Vintage

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Cool days and cooler nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures warming in October. Late flowering and veraison delayed harvest by a few weeks. Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry with conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

Grape variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Maturation
12 months in French and American oak, 10% new oak (French)
12 months in French and American oak, 10% new oak (French)

Penfolds Max's

Our Max’s tier was introduced in 2016 and pays tribute to our first Chief Winemaker Max Schubert, who dared to revolutionise Australian winemaking. Each wine is polished and charming in character, expressing varietal cues, alluring fruit and structure. They are contemporary and vibrant upon release. They are immediately accessible but not without the assurance of more to come.

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