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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz 2001
Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 55525)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Reserve Shiraz is the signature wine of Henry's Drive Vignerons and encompasses our approach to winemaking at its finest. Only the most exceptional parcels of fruit are hand selected from our family vineyard. Made with minimal intervention, this wine is a true expression of the vineyard, variety, and terroir of Padthaway.
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About Henry's Drive:

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 John Hill. His operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padthaway. Routes were known as Drives, thus the family’s wine business is today known as Henry’s Drive.

Third generation pastoralists Mark and Kim Longbottom are forging a new family tradition of fine winemaking with brands such as Henry's Drive, Parson's Flat, Dead Letter Office and Pillar Box.