Mak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz 2004

Red Blends from Coonawarra, Australia

Item No. 101676
  • red wine
  • RP89
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP89
  • 1999
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

Opening with a heady blast of perfumed blackcurrant, cherry and spice this wine illuminates the cool finesse of Coonawarra.  Polished, cedary oak overtonesfurther lift the already fragrant berry characters. The promise of the aroma is translated onto the palate with dense, ripe wild berry flavors traveling the length of the tongue.  Defined and persistent, fine-grained tannins provide additional structure to the long creamy finish which is kept in check by tight acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, and 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep ruby-hued 2004 Cabernet/Shiraz offers up sweet aromas of cassis, blackberries, forest floor, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with excellent richness as well as a European-like restraint and a linear personality, it should be drunk over the next 4-5 years. "
89 Points

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Learn 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.

Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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