2008 Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Padthaway
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • 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.

  • mnrunner wrote: (90 points)

    January 10, 2015 - Delightful nose , taste, and length

  • sjhoffman Likes this wine: (87 points)

    August 26, 2013 - Very smooth and well integrated. More fruity and less spice than typcial Shiraz.Very easy drinking but did not have a lasting finish with a kick.

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  • By James Halliday
    3/14/2011 (link)

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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 87 (40%)
  • Consumed 132 (60%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

gourmet burgers, Pizza, Rare steak, spicy pizza

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