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Henry's Drive H Shiraz Padthaway 2012

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Wine Advocate ReviewCut from the same mold as the Dead Letter Office, the rich 2004 Shiraz is slightly more linear, but exhibits notes of espresso roast, blackberries, creme de cassis, flowers, and toasty new oak. Deep, rich, and layered, it is best consumed over the next 5-7 years.Wine Tasting NotesThe Henry's Drive Shiraz has a vibrant deep red color, tinged with purple. The nose displays a lively assortment of mulberries, boysenberries and plums with layers of dark chocolate, toasty oak and typical Padthaway menthol. The flavors on the palate are fleshy and mouth filling with conserve-like ripe berry fruit. A minerally tone on the mid palate is complimented by soft, velvety tannins. This wine is robust and has great depth, yet elegant and completely balanced. It is well structured all the way to the luscious, creamy finish.

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Henry's Drive Vignerons Pty Ltd:
During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern South Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a Mr Henry John Hill, whose operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padth... Read more
During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern South Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a Mr Henry John Hill, whose operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padthaway. Routes were known as Drives, thus the family’s wine business is today known as Henry\’s Drive. Henry's Drive is situated in the Padthaway district of South Australia, around 180 miles south east of Adelaide. It is naturally cooler than the more northerly Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale, but warmer and more consistent than Coonwarra, some 50 miles south, with which it shares a similar, former sea-bed, geology. The property is owned by the Longbottom family, who have been farmers in Padthaway since the 1940s. Their first vintage was in 1998. Read less

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Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewCut from the same mold as the Dead Letter Office, the rich 2004 Shiraz is slightly more linear, but exhibits notes of espresso roast, blackberries, creme de cassis, flowers, and toasty new oak. Deep, rich, and layered, it is best consumed over the next 5-7 years.Wine Tasting NotesThe Henry's Drive Shiraz has a vibrant deep red color, tinged with purple. The nose displays a lively assortment of mulberries, boysenberries and plums with layers of dark chocolate, toasty oak and typical Padthaway menthol. The flavors on the palate are fleshy and mouth filling with conserve-like ripe berry fruit. A minerally tone on the mid palate is complimented by soft, velvety tannins. This wine is robust and has great depth, yet elegant and completely balanced. It is well structured all the way to the luscious, creamy finish.



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