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    Henry's Drive Shiraz 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Australia

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    • RP92
    • WE90
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 122750

    Winemaker's Notes:

    With aromas of plums, rhubarb and ripe blackcurrant on the nose along with chocolate, cinnamon spice, hints of anise and earthy notes this is a complex and intriguing wine. Dark berry fruit is the dominant character on the front palate, and it is dense and brooding through the mid palate. With time in the glass the wine develops more complexity with mocha notes, toasted sweet spices along with hints of white pepper. It is a full, round and powerful wine and finishes with fine silky tannins.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Sourced from 4 to 5 vineyard sites mainly consisting of terra rossa soils, the 2008 Shiraz finished fermentation in oak; 60% American, 40% French oak, 30% new. Very deep purple-black colored, it begins with earthy notes of loam and truffles over ripe blackberries, crushed blueberries, warm black cherries and Mediterranean herbs with hints of mint, mocha and violets. Full-bodied with a medium to firm level of silt-like tannins, refreshingly high acid and good amount of fleshy fruit, it finishes long and savory.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A solid, potent example of Shiraz, this 2008 doesn’t show any ill effects of the vintage-time heatwave, offering fresh, clean flavors of blueberries, vanilla and tobacco. Tannins are firm and slightly dusty in style, making this a solid choice with steak or roasts. Drink now–2015, and possibly a few years after that.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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