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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Pillar Box Padthaway Red 2005
Pillar Box Padthaway Red 2005
(search item no. 89382)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 27 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

53% Shiraz, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Pillar Box red is an opaque red/black color with a scarlet rim. It displays aromas of sweet, ripe red berries underpinned cinnamon spice and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and fleshy with vibrant raspberry & blackcurrant fruit intertwined with a citrus like cedary oak complexity. The tannins are full yet soft and supple, combined with the gentle acidity to produce a lingering harmonious finish.

"An unbelievable value, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as an uplifted, projected nose of sweet red and black fruits, earth, and spice box. Supple-textured with a voluptuous mouthfeel and unbelievable richness, this wine clearly over-delivers. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years."
-The Wine Advocate

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About Pillar Box:

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 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.