Henry’s Drive ‘Dead Letter Office’ Padthaway Shiraz 2014

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 23-Jul-2016
Very dark, near-impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour. This has a firm and intense, well-concentrated nose of ripe blackberry and dark raspberry fruit at the core unfolding black pepper, toasty oak and some reductive earthy and minerally elements. Full-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with tight and densely bound flavours of ripe blackberries and dark raspberries. The fruit shows a layer of toasty oak and is a little subdued by the reductive mineral notes. The palate has a good core with presence and body, and the tannins supple and balanced by the fruit sweetness. The wine carries to a lingering finish of raspberries, liquorice, pepper and oak. This is a softly concentrated, reserved Shiraz with raspberry and toast flavours and some reductive notes, on a palate with good presence. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes. Shiraz from estate Padthaway vineyards fermented to 14.5% alc., and aged 10 months with 60% French and 40% American oak. 17.5-/20 Jul 2016 RRP $30.00

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