Parson's Flat plays homage to Padthaway's early settlers with its classic Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The mail coaches of the nineteenth century not only carried mail, but also had an important function in connecting isolated country communities. It was not uncommon for the district Parson to use the coach system to visit and commune with his parish.
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Dense black cherry colour and aromas of butter over blackberry and blackcurrant together with pepper, tar and liquorice.
The intense fruit dominant characters carry through to the velvety textured palate and combine with flavours of chocolate (mocha), liquorice, coconut, vanilla (American oak), pepper and spice - a red with tremendous mouth feel and great length.
Winter started with heavy rains, which tapered off resulting in below average rainfalls and a successful budburst in early spring. Flowering and set occurred in November, promoting uniform berry development and bunch numbers were on average for the season. Veraison for Shiraz and Cabernet started in late January with the older vines producing lighter crops. The height of summer saw 65mm of rainfall in the last week of February requiring swift viticultural practices to prevent the onset of disease and fungus. Our 2003 Barossa Shiraz displayed great colour and depth of flavour. Yields overall were below the long-term average but the grapes were of good quality and the resultant wines display terrific potential.
Bright purple plum colour. Glossy red fruits and spiced plum cake on the nose with a hint of vanilla spice. The palate shows swathes of rich generous fruit, ripe blackberry intermingled with soft cedary spice. A fine coating of gentle tannins washes over the palate with a long and persistent finish to end.
The Henry’s Drive range reflects exactly the wineries approach to winemaking. The fruit is sourced exclusively and carefully graded with only the very best from small sections of the family vineyards in Padthaway.
Made with minimal intervention, each are single varietal wines of great length and longevity that are a true expression of their vineyard, region and variety. The vines are on average 13 years old, and grow in sandy loam over limestone on the hillside and in red loamy soil over limestone on the flat.
This range of wines reflects exactly Henry’s Drive Vigneron’s approach to winemaking. The fruit is carefully graded with only the very best from small sections of the vineyard being selected for Henry’s Drive. Made with minimal intervention, each are single varietal wines of great length and longevity that are a true expression of their vineyard, region and variety.
Full-throttle Shiraz are fashioned from vineyards owned by the Longbottom family. This is an unabashed, flamboyant, Aussie wine that is loaded with fruit, fragrance, glycerin, and intensity. This is the type of wine that Eurocentric wine tasters and condescending elitists tend to dismiss, but it is a fascinating effort the likes of which are made nowhere else in the world. There is certainly no shortage of flavor, and if you like your wines exuberant, flamboyant, and over-sized, this wine fills the tab, and then some.
Grilled or roast beef, bigbeefy stews, venison, Cheddar cheese.
The 2005 Reserve Shiraz, made exclusively with fruit from our exceptional hillside vineyard in Padthaway, is supremely refined and elegant. The complex and intoxicating nose displays an abundance of violet and rose perfumed talc. Lively aromas of mint and eucalyptus, characteristic of a classic Padthaway Shiraz, fill the headspace. These aromas all evolve in the glass over time continuing to stimulate and impress. The seamless full palate from start to finish conquers your senses with luscious ripe blueberry and bramble blackberry fruit. Silky tannins and layers of creamy oak, spice, cedar and mocha truffle complete this stunning and superbly balanced wine.
Parson’s Flat plays homage to Padthaway’s early settlers with its classic Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The mail coaches of the nineteenth century not only carried mail, but also had an important function in connecting isolated country communities. It was not uncommon for the district Parson to use the coach system to visit and commune with his parish.
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