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Maxwell Four Roads 2002

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Winery: Maxwell Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Maxwell Wines:
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 reds are acclaimed for their cellaring potential and purity of expression. The white wines achieve freshness and superb varie... Read more
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 reds 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. At Maxwell's, we believe "Life's too short to drink bad wine". The family is also famous for its range of Maxwell Meads, being the most significant producer in the southern hemisphere of this time-honoured, delicious and golden fermented honey. As mead is one of the oldest fermented drinks known to mankind, the late Ken Maxwell was inspired to research and produce what are now highly acclaimed as the benchmark of meads in the world. The Maxwell Meads’ purity of flavour is testament to almost 50 years of family research and development. Read less

Member Reviews for Maxwell Four Roads

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Snooth User: drdebs
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4.00 5
10/01/2007

Very nicely done. Aromas of red fruits and apricots emerge from bright garnet wine. Palate of red fruit, blackberry and peppery spice in a silky package, with a nice fresh lift in the mid-palate. Medium finish on this wine, but it's so bright and lively it's impossible not to like it. And I did. This one was under a cork; some are Stelvin and it would be interesting to compare.


External Reviews for Maxwell Four Roads

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A good value, the 2002 Four Roads is a blend of 81% Shiraz, 14% Grenache, and 5% Viognier. I tasted a cork finished bottle side by side with a screw cap bottle, and the screw cap revealed more intense aromatics as well as fresher fruit. I actually rated it two points higher (that's not the first time this has happened with a Stelvin-finished bottling). The screw cap offering exhibits a deep ruby/purple-tinged color along with hints of apricots, black pepper, kirsch, and black currants. A medium-bodied, supple-textured, fruit-driven red, is ti ideal for drinking over the next 2-3 years. This is an impressive as well as realistically priced offering.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2001 Shiraz Four Roads reveals the vintage's superb ripeness and density. Some Grenache was added to the blend for softening. This unfiltered offering reveals a murky purple color, and a luscious, sweet perfume of black fruits intermixed with notions of licorice, pepper, and earth. Full-bodied, fleshy, and loaded with both fruit and glycerin, it should drink well for 6-8 years.



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