Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz 2004

Padthaway
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£11.75 per bottle
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93 Points - Robert Parker

From a cooler climate sector of Padthaway, the 2004 Shiraz Reserve is an elegant, soft, complex effort revealing Southern Rhone-like aromas of garrigue, ground pepper, and spice box interwoven with blackberries, cassis, sweet cherries, and herbal undertones. This wild, rich, heady Shiraz tips the scales at 16% alcohol.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

From a cooler climate sector of Padthaway, the 2004 Shiraz Reserve is an elegant, soft, complex effort revealing Southern Rhone-like aromas of garrigue, ground pepper, and spice box interwoven with blackberries, cassis, sweet cherries, and herbal undertones. This wild, rich, heady Shiraz tips the scales at 16% alcohol.

Robert Parker

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.

Henry's Drive

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.

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