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Henry's Drive Shiraz/Cabernet Padthaway 2009

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Notes: Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service that once ran through their property, Henry’s Drive Vignerons is the wine operation established by Kim Longbottom and her late husband Mark. During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of south eastern South Austra-lia, only horse drawn coaches provided the transit of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a certain Henry John Hill. His operation drove directly through a prop-erty, owned more recently by the Longbottom family. Today, Kim continues to build the business in honour of Mark; and the wines are testament to Kim and Mark’s dedication to crafting fine wines from Padthaway, one of Australia’s great wine growing regions. Story: During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of south eastern South Australia, only horse drawn coaches provided the transit of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service pro-prietor in this part of the state was a certain Mr Henry John Hill. His 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 fam-ily’s wine business is today known as Henry’s Drive. Wine: This wine has layered aromas of cassis, rose floral and toasted spice. The palate begins with fresh blackberry and cherry fruit, developing savoury characters in the mid palate; including dried herbs, earthy tones and dark toasted spice. A seamless blend, this wine shows freshness and a balance between the two varietals. Specifications: The fruit is harvested when flavour ripe, fermented on skins for 5-7 days and pumped over 4 times per day. It is then pressed and completes primary fermenta-tion in barrel which integrates the oak and imparts soft approachable tannins. The wine then undergoes malo-lactic fermentation and is matured for a period of around 15-18 months in oak hogsheads and barriques. The wine is matured in oak hogsheads and barriques; 60% French, 40% Ameri-can, 30% new, 25% one year old, 20% two year old and the remainder in 3 year old oak. Composition: 71% Shiraz 29% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14.5 %

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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

External Reviews for Henry's Drive Shiraz/Cabernet Padthaway

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Source: We Speak Wine
09/21/2017

Notes: Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service that once ran through their property, Henry’s Drive Vignerons is the wine operation established by Kim Longbottom and her late husband Mark. During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of south eastern South Austra-lia, only horse drawn coaches provided the transit of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a certain Henry John Hill. His operation drove directly through a prop-erty, owned more recently by the Longbottom family. Today, Kim continues to build the business in honour of Mark; and the wines are testament to Kim and Mark’s dedication to crafting fine wines from Padthaway, one of Australia’s great wine growing regions. Story: During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of south eastern South Australia, only horse drawn coaches provided the transit of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service pro-prietor in this part of the state was a certain Mr Henry John Hill. His 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 fam-ily’s wine business is today known as Henry’s Drive. Wine: This wine has layered aromas of cassis, rose floral and toasted spice. The palate begins with fresh blackberry and cherry fruit, developing savoury characters in the mid palate; including dried herbs, earthy tones and dark toasted spice. A seamless blend, this wine shows freshness and a balance between the two varietals. Specifications: The fruit is harvested when flavour ripe, fermented on skins for 5-7 days and pumped over 4 times per day. It is then pressed and completes primary fermenta-tion in barrel which integrates the oak and imparts soft approachable tannins. The wine then undergoes malo-lactic fermentation and is matured for a period of around 15-18 months in oak hogsheads and barriques. The wine is matured in oak hogsheads and barriques; 60% French, 40% Ameri-can, 30% new, 25% one year old, 20% two year old and the remainder in 3 year old oak. Composition: 71% Shiraz 29% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14.5 %



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