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Max Schubert, one of Penfolds winemaking legends would gift his favourite wines to family and friends. A gesture that acknowledged the quality of a wine befitting of life’s special occasions.
This generosity of spirit continues today and is celebrated with this special release of South Australian Shiraz.
Deep magenta, with a dark core
Lifted blackberry and raspberry fruits.
Ripe and rich with subtle higher notes of blue fruits and black liquorice.
Juicy, fleshy fruits with dark plums and blueberry. Freshness across the palate leading to grainy, fine tannin structure. Sweet and spicy oak season, supports and balances finish.
Origin: Multi-regional blend. From premium South Australian Shiraz vineyards.
Maturation: 12 months in seasoned American oak.
Autumn and winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring. Low top soil moisture halted canopy growth early in the season giving vines an open canopy.
A significant rainfall event in early January was a defining moment, giving the vines a much needed boost during veraison. February brought weekend heat spikes, pushing mean maximum temperatures well above the average resulting in early ripening and harvest.
The first vintage was in 2014.