This Reserve Shiraz is an expression of pure fruit; showing fresh black cherry and plums alongside perfumed violets and rose, all complimented with background cedary spice. The palate is fleshy yet well-defined, exhibiting cherry, rhubarb and plum flavours with touches of spearmint, anise and subtle floral notes. Ripe tannins from oak maturation provide a solid structure to the finish.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015 SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2015
2012 Vintage: 93 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Good hue; if you are after a full-bodied shiraz worthy of, nay needs, cellaring at under $20, this is for you. Abundant spicy red and black cherries rest on a double bed of ripe tannins, part fruit, part oak-derived."
From the Winery
Handcrafting wines from our family vineyards in Padthaway, South Australia, Henry’s Drive Vignerons is named in admiration of the 19th century mail coach service that once drove through our property.
In an age of instant gratification, the Pillar Box is a stoic reminder of the virtues of patience. The act of writing and sending a letter is matched by the anticipation of the receiver.
Each vineyard destined for the Pillar Box range of wines is harvested when flavour ripe, then fermented on skins for around 5 days. The free run and pressings fractions are separated and all parcels are kept separate throughout the vinification process. The wines are matured for a period of 12 months in oak and at the end of the maturation process a small fraction of each of the best Shiraz parcels is drawn off and blended to make this Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz.
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Padthaway, SA
Winemaker: Kim Jackson
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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