Mak Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia

$16.99 $7.99
Save $9.00
Item No. 92831
  • red wine
  • RP89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Shiraz is a dense ruby/purple-tinged offering exhibiting attractive notes of blackberries, damp earth, fresh mushrooms, and pepper. Ripe, heady, tasty, and supple..."
89 Points

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Received the MAK as a Discovery Wine Club Selection for December 2007. Deep Red Color with twinge of Purple. Fresh plum and blackberry aromas. Wonderful concentrated fruit flavors of plum and blackberry and black cherry with favorable spice and hint of pepper. Full bodied with tame tannins and very balanced and gentle acidity. Some Oak and enough complexity to make interesting. Reasonable finish and a great value - I liked it. Overall the vintage guide shows the 2003 was better than prior four years for this valley, but not as good as the 2005. Going to buy some more.
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I would've paid more for this. We enjoyed it on Mother's Day, along with my sisters-in-law.
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The wine itself was very good, but was very dissapointed that it had an incredible amount of sand like sediment. I was going to present the other bottles as gifts, but don't dare doing that now.
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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 Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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