Maxwell Eocene Ancient Earth shiraz


Vintage 2020

Ancient Earth shiraz. With both power & subtlety, this earthy style of Shiraz is picked from just a handful of steep rows, buffeted by sea winds


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Maxwell Eocene shiraz

Ancient Earth

Colour Deep purple

Nose Bright and vibrant berry fruit and vanilla oak.

Palate Well balanced with generous fruit weight, fresh fruit flavours of blackberry, raspberry, plum with integrated soft oak tannins.

Cellaring Though the balance and integration of flavours upon release are excellent, the Eocene Shiraz is made for Medium to long term cellaring. Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink particularly well for 10 to 15 years of age

The Maxwell Eocene Shiraz is a terroir focussed, single vineyard Shiraz from the most northern part of the estate on the corner of Olivers and Chalk Hill Roads in McLaren Vale. The vines are a special clone called 1654 and planted in 1994, are now given special treatment of leaf plucking and cultivation and cover crops to enhance the individual characters of the berries. The soil profile comprises alluvial grey-brown loam over limestone – specifically Blanche Point Formation with Tortachilla Limestone. The geology of this area
was created 35 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch