Pillar Box White Blend Australia South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Red 2008

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The 2008 Pillar Box Red has a dark colour and a vibrant purple hue, with aromas of fresh blueberry fruit, liquorice, ...

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My Rating 87: Full body but somehow leaning to a big valley jug wine. Pleasant to drink. nose is fruity and lively. I liked the previous vintage be... Read more

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User Reviews for Pillar Box White Blend Australia South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Red

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Snooth User: Wolle
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2.50 5
04/07/2011

My Rating 87: Full body but somehow leaning to a big valley jug wine. Pleasant to drink. nose is fruity and lively. I liked the previous vintage better but this is still a good deal !


Snooth User: spinrsx
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3.00 5
03/13/2011

Not something I would buy again, not worth the price


Snooth User: jesscoker
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3.50 5
12/10/2010

Very tasty and smooth.


Snooth User: alikuhlmann
10002255
4.50 5
12/20/2011

First sip was surprisingly fruity, which I loved. Very easy to drink


Snooth User: shurees
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4.00 5
03/13/2010

Fruity & easy to drink. Great value.


Snooth User: Bourboncitywino
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2.00 5
07/12/2011

Unimpressed. Flat. Very earthy with mineral tones, but lacking balance. Drinkable, but would not buy again.


External Reviews for Pillar Box White Blend Australia South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Red

External Review
05/02/2013

Deep garnet color with a slight brick hue, the 2008 Pillar Box Red reveals a dried plums, dates and raisiny nose with subtle notes of espresso and tobacco. This 66% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot blend is full, rich and balanced with generous fruit flavor, low to medium tannins that are a little more astringent than the 2005 and also finishes long and spicy. Drink it now to 2016.


External Review
01/03/2012

Production of this wine has climbed above 100,000 cases, which makes its quality all the more remarkable. Dark chocolate and blueberry aromas lead into flavors that stay in that same vein: chocolate, coffee, tinges of black olive. Itrsquo;s full-bodied and rather dense on the palate, finishing with hints of espresso. Drink now.


External Review
01/03/2012

Open textured, this is a bit gritty with tannins, but itrsquo;s generous with its meat and blackberry flavors, finishing on a savory note. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
01/02/2013

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
01/03/2012

The 2006 Pillar Box Red is 50% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Merlot aged in a mix of used French and American oak. Purple-colored, it offers an enticing, fruity nose including aromas of cassis, black cherry, black raspberry, and blueberry. Full-bodied, ripe, and layered with flavor, this wine totally over-delivers on my hedonistrsquo;s meter. Drink this awesome value over the next 2ndash;3 years. Pillar Box has a powerful pedigree; fruit sourced from Henryrsquo;s Drive and winemaking consultation from the renowned Chris Ringland.


External Review
01/03/2012

Kim and Mark Longbottom of Henryrsquo;s Drive Vignerons, Padthway, Australia, produce wonderful wines. Pillar Box Red is a symphony of color, aromas and flavors. Opening with brilliant, dark ruby/purple color; continuing with flavors and aromas of plum, cassis, clove, cocoa, fresh, juicy red raspberries and blueberries and concluding with a lush,zesty,tangy finish for an elegant and delightful performance. Enjoy with grilled salmon or yellow fin tuna, roasted, butterflied leg of lamb or juicy, barbecued steak. Twist the cap and let the music begin.


External Review
06/22/2011

The 2007 Pillar Box Red, a blend of 65% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. Purple-colored, it exhibits an expressive nose of spice box, earth notes, blueberry, and black currant. Ripe, sweet, and layered, this nicely rendered red has exceptional balance and length for its humble price.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Pillar Box Red has a dark colour and a vibrant purple hue, with aromas of fresh blueberry fruit, liquorice, dried mint and cinnamon oak undertones. The palate is dense and juicy, with flavours of fresh blackcurrant and cherry combined with aniseed, dried thyme and mocha oak characters. The wine is rich and full bodied, well balanced and seamless with soft, persistent tannins.

The 2008 Pillar Box Red has a dark colour and a vibrant purple hue, with aromas of fresh blueberry fruit, liquorice, dried mint and cinnamon oak undertones. The palate is dense and juicy, with flavours of fresh blackcurrant and cherry combined with aniseed, dried thyme and mocha oak characters. The wine is rich and full bodied, well balanced and seamless with soft, persistent tannins.

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