What was originally known for over 100 years as Ellen Street runs along the southern boundary of the Maxwell vineyards. Situated between this road and the winery is a small vineyard of craggy, gnarled Shiraz vines planted in 1953. Every year these vines bear some of the best fruit on the estate, however in very small quantities, with an average crop of between 1 and 2 tonnes per acre.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep dark-red and purple colours indicate the concentration of this premium Shiraz.
Varietal aromas of mulberry, plum and blackberry intertwine with hints of cedar, liquorice and dark chocolate.
Opulent dark berry flavours persist, complemented by dark chocolate and spice, with mocha and star anise adding complexity. A generously weighted and complex wine supported by the careful integration of American oak. Fine long tannins provide excellent structure, elegance and poise, creating a well-balanced palate and a prolonged finish.
Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink particularly well at 6 to 8 years of age. Previous vintages of this wine have performed exceptionally well in the winery’s cellars over 10 years.