Henry's Drive "Pillar Box Red" Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 2010 ~ Padthaway, South Australia
Commended, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Silver: 2013 China Wine and Spirit Awards
Silver: 2012 New Zealand International Wine Challenge
Silver: 2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition UK
Silver: 2012 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Silver: 2013 International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver: 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
Winestate Top 40 Best Value Wines
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate ~ "Rich, full, well balanced and nicely textured with a medium level of velvety tannins, it has balanced acidity lending just enough lift in the long finish. It’s great to drink now though should keep to 2017+."
Harvey Steiman, The Wine Spectator ~ "Velvety and ripe, offering dark berry and licorice flavors that glide smoothly through the finish."
James Halliday "Compelling value for now or later. Solid purple-red colour; reflects the good vintage with its array of red and black fruits, oak and tannins merely the postmen."
International Wine Challenge "Meaty, coffee and damson aromas. A mouth-filling wine with spicy raspberry flavours, good acidity and an elegant, silken finish."
The name of this wine was inspired by a 19th century mail coach service which once ran through the property - the coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a certain Henry John Hill. This was also the inspiration for the label design, which is a nod to the historic red post box.
Padthaway, a wine region in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, is an elongated strip of land located north of Wrattonbully. The region came into being as a direct result of the success of its southern neighbour, Coonawarra, as winegrowers looked to explore adjoining areas in search of similar growing conditions. The overall climate can be categorized as Mediterranean: it is warmer than Coonawarra.
Shiraz 68% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% and Merlot 5%