"Big, smooth and round, with a distinct minty note capping a mountain of ripe blackberry, prune and charred oak flavors that mingle on the forceful finish. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. –HS" -Rated 90, Wine Spectator
"The 2006 Henry’s Drive Shiraz was barrel-fermented and aged in primarily American oak, 70% new. Purple-colored, it delivers aromas of cedar, pencil lead, mulberry, boysenberry, blueberry, and a hint of mint. Fleshy and mouth-filling, it has plenty of soft tannin and an easygoing personality. It is in need of a bit more depth and concentration. Drink this tasty Shiraz over the next eight years.
James Halliday says of Padthaway, “?It is on the way to nowhere. If you can pass through Coonawarra without noticing very much, you can pass through Padthaway without noticing anything at all.” Be that as it may, this is where the Longbottoms added grape growing to their other farming interests and began Henry’s Drive Vignerons. It quickly became clear that high quality grapes could be grown in Padthaway (they became the foundation of the Marquis-Philips line) and, subsequently, The Henry’s Drive, Parson’s Flat, and Pillar Box labels have gained significant traction in the USA market over the last ten years thanks to their superb price to quality ratio.
" -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate