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2013 Pillar Box Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Winery: Pillar Box

Vintage: 2013

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: Shiraz

Region: Padthaway

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: 344

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 16, 2016

Wine Review: This very dark ruby Shiraz colored opens with a fragrant black raspberry liquor bouquet with a hint of blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and very juicy. The flavor profile is a blackberry and black currant blend with notes of dusty minerality. There were also hints of boysenberry and old oak as well towards the end. This wine does benefit from a little aeration. So I would decant it and serve it with braised short ribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: In an age of instant gratification, the Pillar Box is a stoic reminder of the virtues of patience. The act of writing and sending a letter is matched by the anticipation of the receiver. An expressive wine with aromas of cherry, caraway seed and spearmint. It displays integrated flavours of aniseed, blackberry and plum.

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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