2008 Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 91
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2008 Henry's Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office

JH 91
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
Deep dense purple-crimson; a blend of Padthaway/McLaren Vale shiraz; the components come together well Padthaway providing fragrance and red berry fruits McLaren Vale black fruits and its seemingly inevitable bitter... Deep dense purple-crimson; a blend of Padthaway/McLaren Vale shiraz; the components come together well Padthaway providing fragrance and red berry fruits McLaren Vale black fruits and its seemingly inevitable bitter chocolate.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Although this starts off showing loads of vanilla and bright boysenberry-like fruit this is not a simple fruity concoction; there's some elegance here and some savory notes of coffee and roasted meat as well. Drink this... Although this starts off showing loads of vanilla and bright boysenberry-like fruit this is not a simple fruity concoction; there's some elegance here and some savory notes of coffee and roasted meat as well. Drink this rich full-bodied Shiraz over the next few years. - J.C.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
The Dead Letter Office Shiraz is usually a McLaren Vale dominate blend though for the 2008 Dead Letter Office Shiraz fruit harvested after the heat-wave was not used and therefore the proportions are 62% Padthaway and 38%... The Dead Letter Office Shiraz is usually a McLaren Vale dominate blend though for the 2008 Dead Letter Office Shiraz fruit harvested after the heat-wave was not used and therefore the proportions are 62% Padthaway and 38% McLaren Vale. Very deep purple-black in color it gives intense ripe plum blackberry and kirsch aromas with some pencil shavings and chocolate plus whiffs of mint and undergrowth. Very concentrated and rich this full-bodied Shiraz is well structured with crisp acid and medium-firm fine grained tannins. There's still a suggestion of oak apparent in the long finish. Approachable now it should continue to drink to 2016+.