Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz 2003 Padthaway Australia Red Wine
This is the third most highly rated Padthaway wine (based on critic scores): the 2002 vintage was given a score of 97 by The Wine Advocate and the 2008 vintage was given a score of 90 by Wine Spectator.
Based on our Quality Price Ratio calculations, this wine represents good value for money.
Ranked fifth for number of awards won among wines from this region: the International Wine Challenge awarded the 2009 Gold and the Sydney International Wine Competition awarded the 2000 vintage Blue-Gold.
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.