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Henry's Drive Parson's Flat Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Henry's Drive Parson's Flat Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Red Blends from South Australia, Australia

Price: $43.99
Item No. 91175
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

The Parson's Flat is a seamless blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is about 12 years and the vines yielded approximately 3 tons to the acre. The nose portrays the pepper of an intense Shiraz, intermingled with the perfumed, leafy, blackcurrant notes displayed by classic Cabernet.

"From the same team (growers Kim and Mark Longbottom and winemaker Kim Johnston) that runs Henry's Drive, this wine is made in a similar style. Produced from 6- to 12-year-old vines, it is a blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% American oak, of which 80% is new. It is an in-your-face, exuberant, flamboyant Aussie red boasting loads of espresso roast, toasty oak, blackberries, cassis, and licorice. Full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, with oodles of glycerin and depth, this hussy requires drinking during its first 7-8 years of life, although it may last even longer."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points

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During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern South Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches, and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a certain Mr. Henry...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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