The 2010 Max's Garden Shiraz is a rich red color. Aromas of cherries, spice, raspberries, sandalwood and cedar. Smoky, very perfumed and elegant. This Shiraz is very energetic on the entry with vibrant raspberries and spice. Juicy through the whole palate with subtle earthy/graphite on the late palate, all supported by a good acid framework.
"Glass-staining ruby. Cassis, anise, Indian spices and woodsmoke on the intensely perfumed nose. Supple on entry, then sappy and vibrant in the middle, with sharply delineated flavors of boysenberry and bitter cherry. Shows very good energy on the clinging finish, which features gently chewy tannins and a touch of spicecake."
International Wine Cellar
"Fresh and vibrant, a juicy mouthful of blackberry, black cherry and graphite flavors that keep singing as the finish rolls on and on. Shows deft balance and refinement, plus length. Drink now through 2020."
"Deep garnet-purple, the 2010 Max’s Garden Shiraz has lovely black fruits, plums and prunes with hints of chocolate, anise and eucalyptus. Very concentrated and bursting with vibrant fruit in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and very crisp acidity, finishing with very good length. Consider drinking it 2014 to 2021+.
The Wine Advocate