maxwell wines

Established in the year 1979, Maxwell Wines is a family-owned estate vineyard covering an area of 80 acres. Over the years, Maxwell has built a reputation for the production of handcrafted, elegant and robust red wines that feature juicy fruit characters, complex structures and blissful aromas. The signature wines under this label – Lime Cave Cabernet and Ellen Street Shiraz – are widely acclaimed reds that are known for their finesse and cellaring potential. The white wines created at Maxwell exhibit wonderfully refreshing varietal characters owing to the cool and gradual ferments that trap the wonders that the fruit has to offer.

  1. Maxwell Wines Minotaur Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008

This stunning deep red-purple coloured wine has a bouquet emanating blackberry, satsuma plum and liquorice aromas. The palate lingers with the same aromas avoiding the dead fruit characters. The tannins in the wine are fine and ripe with contribution from 100% new French oaks. Serve it best with lamb, especially roast leg or braised beef.

Alcohol – 14.5%

Category – Dry

  1. Maxwell Wines Minotaur Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Matured for 24 months in French hogsheads, this full-bodied Shiraz speaks region and variety equally and loudly. Filled with black cherry fruit, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and liquorice, this wine is flavourful. However, its life depends on cork and storage conditions. Enjoy it best with grilled meats and vegetables.

Alcohol – 14.8%

Category – Dry

  1. Maxwell Wines Minotaur Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005

In this wine, the quality of the fruit is premium. The bouquet and palate showcase luscious plum and blackberry flavours. It has good acidity and balance is matured for 2 years in oak. Savour it best with barbecue, cheese or chicken.

Alcohol – 15%

Category – Dry

  1. Maxwell Wines Minotaur Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006

This wine has the right proportions of dark chocolate and blackberry with nuances of tar and leather. The palate is thick, powerful and brooding with a slightly bitter twist highlighting the very attractive core of the fruit that runs through this wine to the finish. Pour yourself a glass of this wine with steaks and chops.

Alcohol – 15%

Category – Dry

  1. Maxwell Wines Ellen Street McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013

This deep coloured wine has a bouquet with attractive sooty blackberry aromas. The palate is classy with satsuma plum, blackberry, bitter chocolate and finely pitched tannins. The agility of the wine makes it impressive. It’s just a whisker away from full-bodied.

Alcohol – 14.5%

Category – Dry

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