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2005 Henry's Drive Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Winery: Henry's Drive

Vintage: 2005

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Padthaway

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.43)

Review date: January 24, 2009

Wine Review: This wine was the winner of this year’s Shiraz and Syrah blind tasting. The panel really liked this wine and scored it 91.43 points. It is a very dark opaque purple color and opens with a pleasant blackberry bouquet with a hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, well balanced, with delicious blueberry flavors and a touch of pepper and spice. The finish is dry and its well managed soft tannins are nicely extended. The panel thought this wine would pair quite nicely with a ribeye or a rosemary lamb roast. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 Shiraz has a vibrant deep red color, tinged with purple. The nose displays a lively assortment of mulberries, boysenberries and plums, with layers of dark chocolate, toasty oak and typical Padthaway menthol. These flavours on the palate are fleshy and mouth-filling, with conserve-like ripe berry fruit. A minerally tone on the mid-palate is complimented by soft, velvety tannins. This wine is robust and has great depth, yet elegant and completely balanced. It is well-structured, all the way to the luscious, creamy finish.

Organic status: not organic

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