Blend: 65% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot
Displaying a dark color and a vibrant purple hue, the 2007 Pillar Box Red has bright aromas of blue and dark berry fruit entwined with licorice, spearmint and cigar box complexity. The palate is rich and fleshy, with flavors of fresh blackcurrant and blueberry fruit combined with orange rind, dark chocolate and spicy smoky oak characters. Whilst the tannins are full, the palate is round, soft and well balanced, leading into a lingering harmonious finish.
"The 2007 Pillar Box Red, a blend of 65% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. Purple-colored, it exhibits an expressive nose of spice box, earth notes, blueberry, and black currant. Ripe, sweet, and layered, this nicely rendered red has exceptional balance and length for its humble price.
The Wine Advocate
Break this one out at an impromptu dinner with friends and impress them with your savvy wine stylings. Bold and fruity and brewed for immediate drinking, this Padthaway blend has plenty enough alcohol and tartness to see it age gracefully too. Fruity, jammy up front, a touch of acid and a gutsy finish (almost too much guts before it has breathed and really opened up) belies the price tag...a case of this one's going into the back of the cupboard for a rainy day