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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2007
Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2007
(search item no. 96507)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With dark inky color and bright purple edges, the second Pillar Box Reserve, selected from the best parcels of Shiraz is a rich and densely concentrated wine.

The nose displays rich aromas of blackcurrant overlaid with spicy notes, hints of red licorice and dried herbs. The palate is tarry and ripe, with dark berries, fresh redcurrant, cloves and briary, earthy complexity. The tannins are firm, yet the palate is round, velvety and textural, leading into a refined and long finish.

"The opaque purple-colored 2007 Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz spent eight months in French and American oak. It delivers an enticing nose of cedar, spice notes, violets, black currant, and blueberry. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, plush, and layered with notes of clove, briar patch, and road tar making an appearance. Round and velvety on the palate with excellent length, it can be enjoyed now and over the next six years. It is an excellent value." 91 Points
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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.