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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.
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2029.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia.
Maturation: Twelve months in 10% new French oak hogsheads with the remainder in seasoned American oak.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winter and spring rainfall was above average across South Australia, creating healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Below average, cool conditions prevailed until October, delaying the commencement of the growing season. Canopy and crop management was a priority for the viticulture team and growers, who had to work hard to ensure quality met expectations. Weather conditions in April for harvest were generally drier, conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.
The first vintage was in 2013.