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2012 Henry's Drive Shiraz Cabernet

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Cracka Review

There's plenty of blackcurrant, dark cherries and earthy spices on the nose, whilst the palate is rich and plush, with ripe dark berry flavours, fine tannins, and a sprinkle of dried herbs and savouriness on the easy going finish. Try it with roast meats.

Winemaker's Notes

An opulent wine layered with brambly fruit, dark chocolate and fresh thyme.

Aroma: Mulberry, cardamom and cracked pepper

Palate: Boysenberry, truffle and toasted spices

Composition: 68% Shiraz and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon

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2012 Henry's Drive Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Given the same terroir, the same climate, and shiraz the dominant part of the blend, it is not surprising the wine should have the same tide marks (especially the dark chocolate) as its Shiraz sibling. But, and it's a big but - the cabernet does make its mark with some savoury cassis notes that add to the picture.
Drink by 2030
94
Campbell Mattinson (2012 Vintage) says
Soft and supple with blackberry, sweet/syrupy plums, spice box and choc-cream flavours. As smooth a red as you’ll find. Dusty/rusty tannin completes the picture.
2015 - 2025
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep crimson; a poised blue and black-fruited bouquet, offset by a sprinkling of clove; truly medium-bodied, fleshy and lively; this is easy drinking, but has some cellaring future.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the varieties have provided the synergy expected of the blend, aided to a degree by oak; the bouquet and medium-bodied palate offer a smooth blend of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum cake and a dash of chocolate, the tannins full and soft.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium- to full-bodied; blackberry, earth and dark chocolate fruit on a solid structure of tannins and oak. Should be long-lived.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Very ripe blackberry, prune and blackcurrant; soft tannins; overall sweetness from 15.5° alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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