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2006 Henry's Drive Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Dead Letter Office"

Henry's Drive 2006 Dead Letter Office Shiraz

Winery: Henry's Drive

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dead Letter Office"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale - Padthaway

State or country: Australia

Price: $27

Cases produced: 6,800

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 28, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Shiraz finished in 4th place in our recent blind tasting of Syrah and Shiraz wines. It opens with a light blackberry like bouquet with a hint of anise. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is nicely balanced and quite smooth with juicy blackberry flavors with notes of pepper and black cherry mixed in. The finish is dry and moderately extended. The panel would pair this wine with a thick ribeye or duck. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The third vintage of the Dead Letter Office Shiraz is deep crimson red color. Juicy rich aromas immediately strike the nose with a wide spectrum of fruits including raspberries, cherry, and plum intermingle with milk chocolate, vanilla bean, and roasted coffee. Evidence of the multi-regional blend can be seen with the fresh, minty flavors of Padthaway and the chocolate tones of McLaren Vale. The layers of creamy tannins form the foundation of this wonderfully opulent, fleshy and fruit driven wine. The palate is succulent with subtle, spicy integrated oak, and traces of black pepper.

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