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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Mak Shiraz 2003
Mak Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 92831)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, dazzling purple/red hues. Lively aromas of plum, blackberry, spice and a hint of pepper. A bold mouthful of dark berry fruits, bittersweet chocolate and spicy mint. In typical Clare fashion there's a solid, ripe core of fruit encased in fine tannins and crisp, natural acidity. Nothing blown out or over the top – well structured and drinking fabulously right now.
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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.