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Penfolds Max’s Pinot Noir 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 allowed the status and heritage of Penfolds to grow.
Max’s Pinot Noir continues our exploration and endeavor with this varietal, drawing inspiration from the legacy of Max Schubert.
Bright cherry red.
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
The gorgeous aromatics flow through to
the palate, with fresh dark cherries and
raspberries to the fore.
red spice, sumac and paprika compliment
rosemary and oregano herbaceous
flavours. Quartz like acidity provides
vibrancy, framed by fine “al dente”
Origin: Tasmania, Henty.
Maturation: Seven months in French oak barriques (14% new).
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14%, Acidity: 5.8 g/L, pH: 3.58.
Variety: Pinot Noir.
A terrific year for Tasmanian Pinot Noir with winter and spring rainfall slightly below the long term average, while temperatures tended towards the warmer end of the spectrum. Henty had a wet start to spring with several thunderstorms in November.
December was dry in both regions with mild to warm conditions, while January temperatures were notably warm. Favorable conditions prevailed through to harvest with fruit bearing strong varietal character.