Red

2008 Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Padthaway
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Richnstacy Does not like this wine: 85 points

    September 16, 2018 - disappointing. perhaps I'm not a shiraz fan, but this one did not age gracefully. harsh, with no fruit left.

  • rossso Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 27, 2018 - This has come together beautifully. For a wine tha cost under US$15, it has it all. Lovely, complex nose of dark fruit, palate in harmony, and a pretty good finish. Sure, there are plenty of better wines but you won't find many this good at anything like this price. Only one bottle left and I'm tempted to give it a couple more years.

  • DB Lawton Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 28, 2016 - i love it when a wine comes together. Big nose with some vanilla and cocoa. Tons of fruit still hanging around, like Grandma baked a cobbler. Drink up if you have more of this laying about.

  • The Kokopelli wrote: 92 points

    August 8, 2015 - A deep inky purple. A rich nose of kirsch, tomato leaf, and mint. Really huge in the mouth, but soft and with some real elegance. Lots of fruit, but also has other subtle tastes of herbs and mocha woven in. There's oak, but fully integrated and provides the necessary backbone. Wish I had more than I do.

  • bordeaux4wino Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 4, 2015 - The wine is unmistakably Aussie, with its big fruit profile and jammy nature, but it is also more driven by its structure and chewy mouth feel. The lack of heavy filtration really lends some great texture. The wine is drinking really well right now. Dry, medium acidity, medium+ body and alcohol and medium velvety tannins that travel right across the mid palate. The fruit is dark and brooding with notes of blueberry compote, blackberry and black cherry.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/14/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office) Very dark ruby color; tart currant, bell pepper nose; tart currant, bell pepper palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Henry's Drive
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Dead Letter Office
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Limestone Coast
  • Appellation Padthaway
  • UPC Code 679705000709

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 83 (37%)
  • Consumed 142 (63%)

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gourmet burgers, Pizza, Rare steak, spicy pizza

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90% Like It  10 votes

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