4 Star Winery ~ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019
Maxwell Minotaur Reserve Shiraz 2013
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Matured 24 months in French oak. An intense perfume of red and black berries, cherry notes balanced by savoury oak and hints of earthiness. The wine displays varietal primary fruit flavours of rich dark berry fruits, robust gamey and complex forest floor notes. Cedar oak tones and ultra-fine tannins underwrite these flavours, to provide structure and length. The Shiraz parcel chosen for this wine represents the pinnacle of the 2013 vintage. A small production of less than 200 dozen created a wine of power, purity and persistence.