Penfolds Max's Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
Plum red. On the nose, spices, spices, spices! No question they are the hero element in this vintage. A swirl releases an aromatic kaleidoscope of cumin, fresh clove, paprika and cardamom. Aromas of roasted spring vegetables in olive oil, with lamb and rosemary round out the offer. Classically varietal rhubarb vibrancy and flavour profile, with earthy freshly grated beetroot, cranberry sweetness and lush summer pudding. Powdery tannins combining with (oak derived) creamy cashews and walnuts give a felt-like texture/mouthfeel.
Shows lovely balance between the red and dark fruit flavors, including fresh strawberry and plum and dried cherry that add a touch of chewiness. Reveals herb, tobacco and cedar notes that linger on the finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases imported.