2006 Pillar Box Australian (Red Blend) "Red"
Winery: Pillar Box
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red"
Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)
Grape blend: 50% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 8% Merlot
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 115,000
KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Good+
Review date: January 17, 2009
Wine Review: If you like your everyday reds to be ripe and fruity, this wine might be the perfect option for you. This very dark purple colored wine opens with a dark berry and oak like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, with very extracted, and juicy ripe blackberry flavors. The finish is quite dry and a little extended. Try this wine with a barbecue pulled pork sandwich and enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2006 Pillar Box Red displays an opaque red-black color with a vibrant red-purple hue. The aroma is an enticing mixture of vanilla and mint, with a hint of wood smoke. It opens up to a sweet dark berries with liquorice notes. Flavors of ripe Satsuma plum and dark chocolate combine to create a rich, silky mouth feel, finishing with a spicy oak overlay.
Organic status: not organic
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