2015 Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet
This wine is named for former Penfolds winemaker Max Schubert, who from 1948 to 1975 was instrumental in developing the winery's great reputation. This deep magenta-hued blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon starts with a nose of blackberry and powdered earth. White pepper graces inky espresso structure, inching its way through bold notes of plum and beetroot. Violets chime in mid-palate, while a meaty grilled sensation is spiced to the "max" on the finish.
Rated 93/100 Tasting Panel