I came across this wine in a wine review from a fellow wine blogger ‘muchtodoaboutwine‘
The review really caught my interest, particularly the part about the aroma being similar to that of an open bag of jelly babies. I knew I wanted to try it.
Here’s the review:
“Impeneratable purple in the glass with classic notes of blackberry, blackcurrant along with aromas similar to that of a freshly opened bag of natural confection co jelly babies driven secondarily by slight herbaceous notes, a slap of mint, liquorice and some oak which fits right into place. The full bodied palate is similar to that of the nose that is scaffolded by lacy ropes of tannin that’s filled with high fruit intensity. Reckon you’ll be good going for another 6-8 years and turn your world upside down by pairing it with some beautiful roasted lamb” muchtodoaboutwine
Maxwell Wines is located in McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Established in the late 70’s, the winery takes a hands on approach to wine making. Two of its signature wines are the Lime Cave Cabernet, and the Ellen Street Shiraz.
The vineyard sits on a limestone base, which is ideal for reds. Being located in a hot dry climate, it serves the grapes well.
One of the unique points about Maxwell Wines is its cellar. The cellar was built in to the limestone hill, with a barrel room located at the base, surrounded by limestone. This natural and solid structure houses the barrels at a constant temperature, where the wines mature well.
Maxwell wines are ideal for cellaring and ageing.
The 2013 Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon
Medium bodied, rich in colour, with a smooth flavour of blackberries, and vanilla, hinted with oak. Makes for a very delightful Wednesday evening!
“The palate is classic Cabernet. Concentrated flavours of cranberry, cherry and cassis taste like the day the grapes were picked, integrated with delicate cedar and vanilla oak. These flavours are elegantly balanced with firm tannins and a persistent mouth filling finish.” www.maxwellwines.com.au
Until next time winos