Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 114454
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP92
  • WE92
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 16.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz is sourced from a single vineyard of exceptional quality. It is a complex wine and exhibits characters of blackberry, Turkish delight and red currant along with spearmint, lifted dark toasted spices and hints of aniseed. The palate has great fruit weight with intense blackberry fruit flavors, clove spice notes, a hint of maple syrup and typical freshening mintiness. The wine is dense, complex, and very structural with a textured mouthfeel, and a full flavored finish that really lingers.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz is a bit more expressive aromatically with aromas of incense, Asian spices, bacon, and blueberry. Rich on the palate, it is already displaying some complexity, good depth of flavor, and a pure finish. Give it 2-3 years and drink it from 2012 to 2022. "
92 Points

"This full-bodied, fleshy Shiraz weighs in at a hefty 16% alcohol, but don’t let that put you off. For the near term, it’s a delicious bowl of mixed berries dressed up with elegant accents of smoke, toast, vanilla and mocha that hide the alcohol well. Drink now-2015."
92 Points

"Bright and beautifully focused, with currant, blackberry and white pepper flavors coursing past a layer of crisp tannins, lingering on the wide-open finish. Drink now through 2017. 2,400 cases made."
91 Points

Learn About Henry's Drive Map ItMap It

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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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