Henry's Drive Parson's Flat Cabernet Shiraz 2008

Red Blends from South Australia, Australia

$36.99
Item No. 122978
  • red wine
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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: 14.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Parson's Flat has a fragrant cigar box aroma with complex brambly fruit characters as well as hints of anise. The palate starts with ripe blackberry fruit and dark chocolate, developing more savory characters in the mid-palate with dried herbs, forest floor and cedar, toasty oak. The seamless blend of the two varietals this wine shows richness but also freshness and a fine, long tannin structure.

Blend: 68% Shiraz, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon

Learn About Henry's Drive Map ItMap It

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...

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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...

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Critical Acclaim "This blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from 10 year old vines cropped remarkably high for ...
Winemaker's Notes The Parson's Flat is a seamless blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of ...
Winemaker's Notes This blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from 10 year old vines cropped remarkably high for ...
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