Appearance: The colour is deep red-black with youthful crimson highlights.
Bouquet: Juicy plum, blackberry and spicy vanilla oak combine to create a definitive aroma.
Palate: The Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz delivers all the hallmarks that make the combination of this variety and the McLaren Vale region so famous - a juicy palate with an abundance of sweet black fruits, ripe plum, mocha and sweet spice with just a dash of freshly ground black pepper. Add to this some subtle creamy oak and long, silky tannins - the result is a wonderfully generous mouthfeel with excellent depth of flavour.
Awards: 92 points James Halliday
Price: £13.95 per bottle