The 2008 Pillar Box Red has a dark colour and a vibrant purple hue, with aromas of fresh blueberry fruit, liquorice, dried mint and cinnamon oak undertones. The palate is dense and juicy, with flavours of fresh blackcurrant and cherry combined with aniseed, dried thyme and mocha oak characters. The wine is rich and full bodied, well balanced and seamless with soft, persistent tannins.
"A perennial Best Buy in these pages, the 2008 Pillar Box Red does not disappoint. A blend of 66% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Merlot, it is purple-colored with an enticing nose of cherry blossom, cinnamon, blueberry, and licorice. Ripe and rich for its humble price, it has plenty of savory fruit, good balance, and a seamless, fruit-filled finish.
The Wine Advocate
"Glass-staining ruby. Ripe blueberry and boysenberry aromas, with a smoky undertone. Round, jammy black and blue fruit flavors stay just this side of candied and show no rough edges. A subtle note of bitter chocolate adds grip. This rich wine lacks complexity but delivers plenty of supple fruit."
International Wine Cellar
"Slightly diffuse colour; a neatly put together light- to medium bodied blend (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot), spicy/earthy shiraz the leader, but combining well with the other components."
Australian Wine Companion