Maxwell Wines

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  • k-i-shiraz



    Red | Kangaroo Island Shiraz Tasting Note

    2015 Kangaroo Island Shiraz

    The Name

    The rugged beauty that is Kangaroo Island is found at the foot of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia approximately 2 hours south of Adelaide. Locally, the island is referred to as simply “KI” and it is a favourite destination of ours for rest and relaxation.

    The Vineyard

    Approximately 90 kilometres south of the Maxwell winery, Kangaroo Island is distinguished by a cooler maritime climate compared to our
    McLaren Vale vineyards, with the surrounding sea playing a key role in moderating daily temperatures. There are often strong, cool, fresh breezes
    coursing through the vineyards. The property is at sea level, and the Shiraz vines are over 20 years old.

    Colour and Aroma

    The colour is deep red with bright crimson hues. The bouquet is elegant with red berry fruit, dried herbs and vanilla.


    The KI shiraz delivers all the hallmarks that make the combination of this variety and the Kangaroo Island region so unique - a well balanced palate shows flavours of lifted red cherry, plum and white pepper. This is a medium bodied wine with the subtle use of French oak providing fine long tannins.

    Cellaring Potential

    This wine is made to enjoy upon release, however it is expected that it will
    continue to mature to 5 years of age