2003 Henley Shiraz - Promotional 3 Pack

Henleyis the‘best of the best’of our McLaren Vale Shiraz with only a maximum of 10 barrels of the vintage set aside for Henley. After approx. 15 months in oak, Scott and I undertake the sensory evaluation of each barrel to determine which ones make the Henley grade. Once selected, the blend is carefully finalised in our cellar and refilled into the very best French oak barrels for further maturation. The 2003 Henley Shiraz is one of my favourite releases and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.” -Geoff Merrill


Wine Reviews:

96 points- Anthony Keys (The Keys Report)

"It’s very good to see a wine that has been kept back and released when the maker thinks right. Nine years old seems an age, but we should remember we drink most wine before it’s reached its full potential. This has the old wine smell that many wine drinkers (I suspect) are not familiar with: fine old polish and dusty bookshops come to mind, both pleasurable in their own right. The palate is tart dark fruits with the drying tannins making it really interesting. The finish is long and memorable." 

93 points- Jeremy Oliver (Australian Wine Annual)

"A long, firm, stable and slowly maturing wine of longevity and structure. Handsomely oaked, but an older style, it sports a sweet, fiery bouquet of concentrated blood plums, cassis, raspberries, sweet cedar/vanilla oak backed by nuances of chocolates, leathery, spice and white pepper. Smooth and polished, its juicy, intensely flavoured palate of bright, brambly cassis blackberry and redcurrant flavour is matched with smoky vanilla oak and framed by a firm, rod-like spine of powdery tannin. It holds its alcohol well and reflects a very even quality of ripeness for the 2003 vintage."

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