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Mile High's Wine of the Week: January 11th
Penfolds Max’s Shiraz-Cabernet 2015
Regular Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $10.99
Sale End: 1/14/2018
Score: 93 Points The Tasting Panel

Penfolds Max’s Shiraz-Cabernet 2015

The much maligned Australian wine industry is still utterly capable of producing outstanding juice. Case in point, we have this week’s delicious Shiraz Cabernet blend from Penfolds, a winery famous for producing more 100 point wines than just about any other vintner on the planet. This effusive Red is bursting with classic Aussie character! The nose leaps out of the glass to greet you with thought-provoking scents of blackberry liqueur, tar, mint, and toasty oak. Once you have a sip you’ll quickly find yourself getting excited about Shiraz again because this darn wine is delicious. The fruit bursts onto the palate in waves with the initial pop coming in the form of blackberries and black currants. Then, as your mouth gets used to all that great black fruit, nuances of over-ripe strawberries and framboise begin to come to the foreground. It finishes with excellent spice, showing notes of crushed pepper and allspice supported by hints of baking chocolate, cola, rhubarb, and thyme. It is multifaceted, dense, and downright yummy. At twenty bucks it might be a bit of a stretch but at only eleven it’s a no brainer. Whether you’re planning to pair this one with burgers, pizza, pasta, or thinly sliced spare tire from your car the wine is gonna do you up right!
Food Pairing:
A deliciously ripe and exuberant Australian Red is ideally suited to pairing with casual meals. In my house that often comes in the form of burgers, homemade pizzas, or a big ole bowl of pasta with red sauce and Italian sausage. I think the 2015 Max’s Shiraz Cabernet would excel in any one of those situations. That said, if you’re looking to do a bespoke course for this one then consider slow roasted leg of lamb studded with rosemary and whole garlic cloves. I think you’ll find that the 30% Cabernet content makes this one a perfect companion for the gamey lamb and the herbaceous rosemary garlic lovin’.
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This price expires 1/14/2018 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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