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2012 Henry's Drive Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "H"

Winery: Henry's Drive

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "H"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Padthaway

State or country: Australia

Price: $28

Cases produced: 3,100

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 22, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Shiraz opens with an old oak and raspberry bouquet with hints of black truffle. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and easy going. The flavor profile is a mild black cherry with hints of wild strawberry and old oak with a touch of minerality. The finish is dry and it is slightly prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this Shiraz with veal marsala or a juicy mushroom burger. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This is the first vintage of “H” Syrah...it is an aromatic wine showing fresh blueberry, fragrant violet and underlying earthy notes on the nose. The palate is delicate and finely-structured, with vibrant rhubarb and blueberry characters, mixed with hints of anise and lavender. The flavors linger and the wine finishes with delicate, fine tannins. This wine is ideally served at room temperature with roasted pork and a variety of red meats.

Organic status: not organic

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What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

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