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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz 2009
Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 112853)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Pillar Box Reserve has dark, inky color and bright purple edges. It was selected from the best parcels of Shiraz and is a rich and densely concentrated wine. Intense blackcurrant aromas combine with toasted spice and graphite minerality to give a complex and lifted bouquet. The palate is fleshy at the start; showing ripe plum and blackcurrant fruits, then building in the mid palate with graphite, cedar toast and Indian marsala spice characters. The tannins are fine and velvety, leading into a refined and gratifying finish.

This wine is ideally served at room temperature with barbequed ribs or foods with a little spice (such us Moroccan style food).

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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.