Maxwell Wines

A premium boutique producer of wines and meads

  • Silver-Hammer-Shiraz



    Red | Silver Hammer Shiraz Tasting Note

    2015 Silver Hammer Shiraz

    Vintage Conditions

    The winter in 2014 was wetter than usual which resulted in well soaked  soils. From August to early January it stayed dry with above average temperatures. Flowering started earlier than average and the grape set was even, but our vines had low bunch numbers.  Veraison started  normally but accelerated with a mini heatwave early January. Throughout January, 40mm of rain fell, double the average, but very  helpful to freshen up the vines. Ripening continued with warm dry days and cool nights and we started harvest  with the Verdelho on the 9th February, the earliest on record.



    Colour and Aroma

    Rich purple and red in colour. The bouquet is abundant with plum, mulberry and red cherries, coupled with hints of mocha and vanilla.


    The palate has an abundance of generous flavours, a focus on juicy red fruits, plum, berries and complex savoury spices and a hint of vanilla. The mouth filling flavours are well balanced, full bodied with a soft finish. The result is a wonderfully generous and approachable wine with excellent depth of flavour, fine silky tannins and fruit length.

    Cellaring Potential

    This wine is made to enjoy upon release, however it is expected that it will continue to mature for another 5 - 7 years, assuming satisfactory cellaring conditions.


    • 2014 Silver Hammer Shiraz - 92 points (Ben Thomas - The Weekly Review)

      “ McLaren Vale shiraz in full bodied glory. Black and blue fruits, vanilla, spice and chocolate flavours.”- 92 points.

    • 2014 Silver Hammer Shiraz - 93 points (Australian Wine Showcase Magazine)
    • 2014 Silver Hammer Shiraz - 94 points (James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion)

    The Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz delivers all the hallmarks that make the combination of this variety and the McLaren Vale region so famous.