The 2012 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Cabernet is brimming with ripe forest fruits, dark chocolate and earthy undertones. The richness of the fruit is beautifully balanced with fresh acidity and firm cedar oak tannins. A core of allspice, thyme and licorice run the length of the palate and add length and persistence. A successful exercise in maintaining the equilibrium between the Shiraz and Cabernet, so neither dominates the other.
The fruit sourced for this wine are grown in red loam over limestone in our family vineyards in Padthaway. Harvested in mid-March, most of the fruit is initially barrel fermented, then undergoes malolactic fermentation. It is matured for 15 to 18 months in 70% French and 30% American oak, ranging in age from new to three years old. The finest barrels are hand selected to produce the best possible wine.
2012: 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2016
2010: 92 Pts – James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
2010: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Aug 2015
2010: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, 2014