Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Barossa McLaren South Australia
Max Schubert knew intuitively that fruit power, concentration and ripe tannins were key components of optimum quality, he was well ahead of his time. Second of the three hidden, or secret Granges, made by Schubert in defiance of a company order to cease production. The wine was matured in the previous year's Grange barrels as new oak was not available. A blend of 94 per cent Shiraz and 6 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale at Adelaide, the Kalimna Vineyard and from other vineyards in Barossa and McLaren Vale.
Deep brick red. Meaty and aged, a pruney, port like bouquet. Complex and developed, slightly maderised wine with earthy mushroom truffle aromas. The palate is dry and savoury with some meaty mushroom flavours, dusty dry, lean with light mushroom characters, a meaty finish of hard tannins.