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2017 Vintage Longbottom Australian (Red Blend) "Henry's Drive Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon"

Henry's Drive 2017 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Vintage Longbottom

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Henry's Drive Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 72% Shiraz & 28% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaide Hills

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,083

KWG Score: 92.4 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: April 11, 2020

Wine Review: This dark scarlet colored Shiraz and Cabernet blend opens with a blackberry and faint oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and round. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry and gentle mineral blend with hints of faint black currant, tea and oak. The finish is dry and its mild fine grain tannins do linger for a bit. Overall, this a delicate wine considering the grapes involved. It is very easy to drink and it quite nice. I would pair it with Salisbury steak smothered in a mushroom and onion gravy. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Henry's Drive Shiraz/Cabernet has an attractive bouquet of ripe mulberry, mint and nutmeg. The palate is beautifully balanced with firm tannins and flavors of boysenberry, raspberry and toasted spice. This Serve at room temperature with herb crusted rack of lamb or veal scaloppini.

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