Henry's Drive Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

$33.99
Item No. 93978
  • red wine
  • JH91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

100% Shiraz sourced exclusively and blended from several blocks in the family vineyards, surround by Eucalyptus trees, in Padthaway. The vines are on average 13 years old, and grow in sandy loam over limestone on the hillside and in red loamy soil over limestone on the flat. The wine is barrel fermented and matured in oak hogsheads and barriques.

The 2006 has a vibrant deep red color, tinged with purple. The nose displays a lively assortment of mulberries, boysenberries and plums with layers of dark chocolate, toasty oak and typical Padthaway menthol. The flavors on the palate are fleshy and mouth filling with conserve-like ripe berry fruit. A minerally tone on the mid palate is complemented by soft, velvety tannins. This wine is robust and has great depth, yet elegant and completely balanced. It is well structured all the way to the luscious, creamy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A suggestion of mint complements the ample levels of black fruit; medium-bodied and quite plush on the finish. "
91 Points

"Big, smooth and round, with a distinct minty note capping a mountain of ripe blackberry, prune and charred oak flavors that mingle on the forceful finish. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made."
90 Points

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Rating:
(5/25/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
This is a great aussie wine, one of the best. Deep purple and lovely to drink. You wont be disapointed.
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Rating:
(2/12/2011)
Took this to a gathering and I had never tried it. It was a smash hit! Full bodied red, nice and smooth. Would recommend and you can't beat the price.
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Rating:
(2/10/2011)
Henry's Drive is a good winery! The market is flooded with extracted, fruit driven Aussie reds. This one emerges with more finesse!
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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 Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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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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