Minotaur Reserve Shiraz
James Halliday rated 94 pts
This wine represents Maxwell of McLaren Vale at its absolute best.
The finest Shiraz parcel of 2008 was selected for maturation in new French oak hogsheads over a period of 2 years in our underground cellars.
The result is stunning with elegance, intensity, complexity, and purity of flavour.
The Minotaur Reserve Shiraz is made for medium to long term cellaring, though the balance and integration of flavours upon its release are excellent, giving a good indication of how the characters will blend and mature over time.
At release the wine is highlighted by primary fruit flavours including blackberry, plum and dark cherry.
Cedar oak tones and pure cocoa add to the seamless palate, with ultra-fine tannins providing structure and length.