Pillar Box Padthaway Red 2009

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Black cherry and vibrant dark berry fruits provide a lifted perfume, combined with the peppery notes, toasted spice a...

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Supple, silky and appealing for its red berry and spice flavors that lift off nicely over the refined finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot... Read more

A blend of 68% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, the 2009 Pillar Box Red is deep garnet in color with a remaining touch of purple. It p... Read more

Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2009 Pillar Box Red has a bit more Shiraz in the blend (68%) and presents aromas of dried mulberri... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/09/2013

Supple, silky and appealing for its red berry and spice flavors that lift off nicely over the refined finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/09/2013

A blend of 68% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, the 2009 Pillar Box Red is deep garnet in color with a remaining touch of purple. It presents aromas of dried mulberries and warm plums with an undercurrent of anise and powdered cinnamon. Full-bodied and concentrated in flavor, it’s a little more tannic than the previous vintages with refreshing acidity and a long mocha laced finish. Drink it now to 2014+.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/09/2013

Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2009 Pillar Box Red has a bit more Shiraz in the blend (68%) and presents aromas of dried mulberries and plums, anise and powdered cinnamon. Full-bodied, rich and more tannic than the others, it reveals mocha flavors aside a crisp acid line and a long, spicy finish. Drink it now to 2018+.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/14/2013

A blend of 68% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, the 2009 Pillar Box Red has a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced aromas of warm blackberries, spiced plums and mulberries with a whiff of cassis. Full-bodied with medium-high acid and a low to medium level of soft tannins, a good amount of rich fruit, and a long spicy finish, this is one to drink now through 2013.


Winemaker's Notes:

Black cherry and vibrant dark berry fruits provide a lifted perfume, combined with the peppery notes, toasted spice and hints of cedar. Complimentary musk and earthiness add to the complexity of the aromas in this wine. The palate shows opulent ripe, yet fresh blackberries with plum fruit, dark chocolate and liquorice characters; as well as a hint of spearmint. The wine is rich and full bodied, but has an elegant soft texture throughout and fine tannins that carry the fruit into a lingering finish.

Black cherry and vibrant dark berry fruits provide a lifted perfume, combined with the peppery notes, toasted spice and hints of cedar. Complimentary musk and earthiness add to the complexity of the aromas in this wine. The palate shows opulent ripe, yet fresh blackberries with plum fruit, dark chocolate and liquorice characters; as well as a hint of spearmint. The wine is rich and full bodied, but has an elegant soft texture throughout and fine tannins that carry the fruit into a lingering finish.

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