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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Mak Shiraz 2002
Mak Shiraz 2002
(search item no. 60544)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color of this wine offers the first clue; it has deep, dazzling purplish red hues that suggest there is something substantial ahead. This wine has a solid, ripe core of fruit encased in fine tannins. Nothing blown out or over the top; cellar this wine for up to five years or enjoy now.

About the label
Celebrating Australia's regional folklore and inspired by the artist Sir Sidney Nolan, the label depicts one of the country's most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly. Living much of his short life on the run, his eventual capture in 1880 only furthered the legend... During an all night police siege of his small town hide-out, Kelly fashioned himself a hand-made suit of metal armor, comprising a heavy cylindrical helmet resembling an inverted bucket with eyeholes plus a large breastplate. As day broke, and wearing his new protection, Kelly confidently stepped outside amidst a hail of bullets, only to be shot in the leg! He was subsequently arrested, tried and hanged. His last words; "Such is Life."

My Notes:

About Mak:

Like the recounting of local Australian bushlore Mak wines embody the "core of regional Australia", promoting and championing the unique characters of Australia's wine districts. Mak is not constrained to any one area but instead seeks to produce wines that are "best of type", utilizing varieties that are recognized as the most suited to a particular area. The name Mak is derived from shortening the proprietor's surname "McDonald" to "Mak", a typical Australian trait.