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Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This Padthaway/ McLaren Vale blend of Shiraz is aromatic with fresh dark plum characters and hints of mocha, anise and spearmint on the nose. On the palate, juicy McLaren Vale berry and plum fruit are initially present with hints of black olive. The Padthaway components start to shine in the mid palate, with lively berry characters mixed with floral notes and spearmint. The Dead Letter Office 2009 has ripe, yet fine, soft tannins - is round, fresh and mouth filling.

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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

This Padthaway/ McLaren Vale blend of Shiraz is aromatic with fresh dark plum characters and hints of mocha, anise and spearmint on the nose. On the palate, juicy McLaren Vale berry and plum fruit are initially present with hints of black olive. The Padthaway components start to shine in the mid palate, with lively berry characters mixed with floral notes and spearmint. The Dead Letter Office 2009 has ripe, yet fine, soft tannins - is round, fresh and mouth filling.

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