Henry's Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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90 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)

The portfolio begins with the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit for the wine is 100% estate grown with yields a modest 2 tons per acre. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged in French and American oak, 26% new. Dark ruby/crimson-colored, it offers complex aromas of cedar, violets, cassis, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied and smooth-textured, the wine has layered ripe flavors, excellent concentration, and a long, seamless finish.

Taste & Aroma

Score:90

The portfolio begins with the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit for the wine is 100% estate grown with yields a modest 2 tons per acre. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged in French and American oak, 26% new. Dark ruby/crimson-colored, it offers complex aromas of cedar, violets, cassis, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied and smooth-textured, the wine has layered ripe flavors, excellent concentration, and a long, seamless finish.

Jay Miller

Producer

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 Coonawarra, 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 and their first vintage was in 1998. The fruit is carefully graded with only the very best from small sections of the vineyard being selected for Henry’s Drive. Made with minimal intervention each of their single varietal wines displays a length and longevity that are a true expression of their vineyard, region and variety.

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Region

The Padthaway region of Australia is only 62 km long and 8k wide with a wine growing area of only 4000 hectares. The predominant wine varieties planted here are Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with the red varieties making up 50% of the total vineyard plantings. There are also increasing volumes of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris wines being produced which show the regions ability to consistently produce quality wines across a broad range of grape varieties. Padthaway’s Chardonnays have earned a reputation based on their clean and pure fruit flavours. Equally high-quality red wines are produced here from grape varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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