This Padthaway/ McLaren Vale blend of Shiraz is aromatic with
fresh dark plum characters and hints of mocha, anise and
spearmint on the nose. On the palate, juicy McLaren Vale berry
and plum fruit are initially present with hints of black olive. The
Padthaway components start to shine in the mid palate, with
lively berry characters mixed with floral notes and spearmint.
The Dead Letter Office 2009 has ripe, yet fine, soft tannins - is
round, fresh and mouth filling.
This wine is ideally served at room temperature with a variety
of hearty dishes.
"Rich, ripe, aromatically expressive and dark, this turns refreshingly pure and vibrant on the palate, with pretty plum, currant and floral flavors, lingering easily. Shows a hint of licorice on the polished finish."
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Dead Letter Office Shiraz has a really lovely and expressive nose with black fruits, plums, vanilla and oak with an undercurrent of dark chocolate, warm blueberries and spices. Rich and full-bodied, it offers loads of sweet fruit held in place with a medium level of grainy tannins, a crisp acid frame and a long finish. Drink it now to 2020+.
The Wine Advocate