Maxwell `Little Demon` Cabernet Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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In 1871 Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment, that involved a hypothetical creature acting as a gatekeeper between two compartments to sort gas molecules according to their speed. At first glance, such a system could potentially create energy from nothing… theoretically impossible given the laws of physics. This hypothetical gatekeeper became known to physicists as Maxwell’s Little Demon, and has stirred debate in the science community for more than a century.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Luminous dark red in colour.


Its aroma is reminiscent of mulberry, cassis and dark cherry characters with a hint of dried herb and cedary oak.


The palate shows both the persistence and structure of Cabernet, and the smooth influence of Merlot resulting in an abundance of bramble fruits with hints of oak spice and fine silky tannins. The wine shows great freshness and the finish is soft and round.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is made to enjoy upon release, however it is expected that it will continue give excellent flavour at 2 to 4 years of age, assuming satisfactory cellaring conditions.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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Since 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its forty acre estate vineyard, has built a reputation for producing hand made, rich and robust reds that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse. The signature Lime Cave Cabernet and Ellen Street Shiraz are acclaimed for their cellaring potential and purity of expression. The white wines achieve freshness and superb varietal character via slow, cool ferments that capture the delicacies of the grapes.

Their estate vineyards are some of the most favourably positioned in the McLaren Vale district. Situated on solid limestone, in proximity to the moderating effects of the Gulf of St Vincent, the conditions in the vineyards are ideal for producing small quantities of intensely flavoured grapes.

The oldest vines on the property were planted in 1953, directly below where the Winery now stands. Known within the Winery as the "Max Flat Block", these Shiraz vines always produce some of the best fruit on the estate, providing the base for the Ellen Street Shiraz. This block consists of alluvial red-brown clay over limestone, and is typically one of the earliest ripening Shiraz blocks in the region.

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