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Penfolds 'Max's' Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
BC: $30.0
Widely Available: $30.0 +across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -579680
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, boozy, slick.
A wine inspired by Penfold's former winemaker Max Schubert, this year a special Lunar New Year bottle arrived wrapped with scarlet red cello label (not shown).
It has boozy cassis and mulberry aromas woven with vanilla, chocolate, pipe tobacco and an umani whiff of tomato leaf. The palate is savoury and meaty with brown spices, iodine and molasses and soy. It has a slick weight and good structure, the finish trails tobacco.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-02-25 17:21:40.0


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