Penfolds Max's
Shiraz Cabernet 2016*

Penfolds Maxs Shiraz Cabernet

Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2016

Penfolds Max’s Shiraz Cabernet is a tribute 
to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert 1948-1975, a legend in Penfolds history. This inaugural release honours Max in the year he would have turned 100 years old (February 9, 2015) were he still with us today. Max’s constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for those who followed in his footsteps and also allowed the status and heritage of the Penfolds Winery to grow. A more approachable Penfolds style at release – ideally shelf to glass; save the cellar!

Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2016


Region - McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Robe.

Variety -Shiraz (76%), Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) .

Style/Palate - medium bodied, more fruit driven than other Penfolds wines, as intended.

Cellaring - 4-5 years from release. 

Winemaking - 12 months in American oak (5% new) with the balance in seasoned American and French oak hogsheads.

Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2016

"76/24% from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and Robe, matured for 12 months in American oak (5% new). Excellent colour introduces a complex, yet seamless and balanced, medium to full-bodied wine. There is a savoury/earthy backdrop to the blackberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit; both tannins and oak are fused with the fruit flavours, making this a poor man's Bin 389. How the world turns full circle. 95 Points. James Halliday, The Wine Companion 2016 (on the 2013 Vintage). 


  • Immediately drinkable, as intended by the Penfolds winemakers.
  • Will benefit from cellaring but beautifully 'ready' now.
  • More fruit, less tannins but still structured.
  • Penfolds fans will love this!
  • Ideal with red meat or game.