PILLAR BOX RED 2005

I have some of the 2005 and the 2006. This is a big bold classic Aussie wine. The dominant flavor is Shiraz with some edge taken off by the blending grapes. The wine is quite high in alcohol. I recommend decanting this one for an hour min. It also through a LOT of sediment. The wine is deep purple on the color. Oak is well in check, If you like your Shiraz’s big, this one is for you. I didn’t love it but didn’t hate it. I would say 89-90 so parker is a littler high to my tastes. I would never rave about it the way parker did as you see below. The pepperyness is well under control on this one and the finish is medium or so …

From the LCBO web site:
PILLAR BOX RED 2005
Padthaway, South Australia (Henry’s Drive Vignerons)
TASTING NOTE: There are 70,000 cases of the 2005 Red, a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot from young vines. However, this is no wimpy wine at 15% alcohol. An unbelievable value, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as an uplifted, projected nose of sweet red and black fruits, earth, and spice box. Supple-textured with a voluptuous mouthfeel and unbelievable richness, this wine clearly over-delivers. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years. Score – 91. (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com, Oct. 2006) 750 mL $17.40
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