Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2008

Red Blends from South Australia, Australia

$19.99
Item No. 106883
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS92
  • RP90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Pillar Box Reserve has dark inky color and bright purple edges. It was selected from the best parcels of Shiraz and is a rich and densely concentrated wine. Intense blackcurrant aromas combine with toasted spice and graphite minerality to give a complex and lifted bouquet. The palate is fleshy at the start; showing ripe plum and blackcurrant fruits, then building in the mid palate with graphite, cedar toast and Indian marsala spice characters. The tannins are fine and velvety, leading into a refined and gratifying finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich and expressive, a wild ride of ripe blackberry, licorice, coffee and spice flavors that gain momentum with every sip. This has power, style and grace."
92 Points

"The 2008 Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz spent 8 months in French and American oak. Purple-colored, it delivers an alluring nose of cedar, lavender, pepper, and blueberry. Concentrated and layered on the palate, it has more than ample succulent fruit, good balance, and enough structure to ensure 4-5 years of pleasurable drinking. "
90 Points

Customer Reviews Sign In to Add Your Own

Rating:
(8/20/2011)
Please sign in or create a profile to rate

Customer Lists Including This Wine Add To Your Own List

Learn About Pillar Box Map ItMap It

Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service which once ran through their property, the Longbottom family has created a new family tradition of winemaking with wines such as: Henry's Drive, Parson's Flat and Pillar Box. During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of Southeastern Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the...

Read More About Pillar Box

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...

Read More About Other Red Blends

Related Products
The Reserve Cabernet has berry and cherry aromas, along with dusty cocoa, warm spices and hints of spearmint. An attractive ...
Winemaker's Notes 53% Shiraz, 37% Cabernet, 10% Merlot Pillar Box red is an opaque red/black color with a scarlet rim. ...
Winemaker's Notes The 2009 Pillar Box Reserve has dark, inky color and bright purple edges. It was selected from the ...
QUIPBRS087_2008
close
Please login or create an account to create a wine list.
close
close
New Arrival Alert
Also sign me up for Wine.com emails featuring deals, trends and new arrivals
Your alert has been added!

Remember, you can go to my account > my alerts to view/edit your alerts at any time (or click here if you want to see them now!)

Membership Benefits


  • • Unlimited FREE ground shipping.
  • • Fast & convenient delivery to your door.
  • • Shop with confidence, satisfaction guaranteed.

Ship on us for a month!

Start My Free Trial

After your free trial, StewardShip is just $49/year.

*Some exclusions apply

close popup