Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ This land lies in the heart of the Padthaway wine region, which is renowned for consistently producing fruit with exceptional depth of flavour, colour and aroma.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
The 2003 Shiraz Reserve, which I assume is made from the richest barrels, has all the same characteristics of the regular bottling, with more weight, opulence, and persistence. The 16% alcohol is beautifully concealed by its prodigious concentration. Readers who love the extroverted personalities of these wild and crazy Australian reds should drink it over the next 10-12 years.
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. Rated 95 by Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate(Oct 2005)
Winery Tasting Notes
The fruit for this outstanding wine is sourced exclusively from the Longbottom family vineyards which surround the historic tract of land Henry’s Drive. This land lies in the heart of the Padthaway wine region, which is renowned for consistently producing fruit with exceptional depth of flavour, colour and aroma.
The family’s commitment to viticulture combined with excellent winemaking techniques produce wines that are complex and well structured. With careful cellaring, this wine will develop and improve for many years.