Henry's Drive Shiraz Padthaway Reserve 2003
The Henry’s Drive range reflects exactly our approach to winemaking. Our fruit is carefully graded with only the very best from small sections of our vine-yards being selected for Henry’s Drive. Made with minimal intervention, each are single varietal wines of great length and longevity that are a true expression of their vineyard, region and variety. Winemaker Kim Jackson Yield 3 tonne per acre Alcohol/Volume 15.7% Oak profile The wine is barrel fermented and matured in oak hogsheads and barriques. The breakdown is as follow – 76% American, 16% French, 8% Eastern European – 85% new & 15% one year old oak. Terroir The fruit for this Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz is sourced exclusively from a single family vineyard in Padthaway. These 10 year old vines are grown in sand over red clay interspersed with limestone outcrops.
Unique wine! Smells of dates and spice cake. Full bodied, lucsious tastes of morels, blackberries, velvety strawberries. So different from typical shiraz's. Balanced, nice finish. A steal at $30! This would be great with lamb shanks.
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Full ruby. Sweet aromas of black raspberry, cassis and licorice. Supple, suave and concentrated; spicy, rich flavors of cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate are given clarity by nicely integrated acids. A minty nuance adds complexity. Quite lush and pliant. Finishes long and generous, with smooth, ripe tannins.
The stunning 2000 Shiraz (100% Shiraz aged in 80% American and 20% French oak) is a flamboyant, extroverted, exuberant, full-bodied offering with fabulous blackberry and cassis fruit intertwined with hints of new oak and pepper. Dense, voluptuous, and hedonistic, it will provide enjoyment over the next 5ndash;7 years.
Round, supple and generous, with its firmly packed blackberry, dark plum, pepper and spicy oak flavors. Has impressive depth and beautifully polished textures, and the flavors last and last. Drink through 2011.
Big muscular style has ultraripe cherry and dusky spice flavors finishing with flavors of rare meat and pepper. A brawny wine... Wine Spectator.
Supple, rich and ripe, with a distinctively charry, peppery edge to the cushiony-soft black cherry, plum and cooked-rhubarb flavors, all of which swirl attractively through the finish. Tannins are beautifully integrated. Drink through 2009.
Ripe, rich style has lots of licorice character to accent the dark cherry and berry flavors, finishing with velvety tannins and a sweet spicy note. Drink now through 2011.
Ripe and generous, explosive with its blackberry, plum and chocolaty oak aromas and flavors, which persist on the finely tuned finish. Drink now through 2005.
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