Henry's Drive Magnus Shiraz 2012
The Henry’s Drive Magnus Shiraz has a complex aroma spectrum of white pepper, lavender and exotic spices, star anise and cardamom. The palate is packed with dark brooding fruits entwined with licorice, malt and cacao. A beautifully balanced wine supported by seamless oak and fine grained tannins.
Magnus Shiraz is sourced from a unique site situated on the hillside within our family vineyards in Padthaway. Established in 1996, we planted the vines in pairs, their trunks twisting around each other and trained in opposite directions onto a single wire trellis in a north-south direction. Ancient red gums stand guard around the perimeter of the vineyard, imparting subtle eucalypt characters and providing protection from the sometimes harsh elements of Padthaway winters. The fruit is usually harvested in mid-March, fermented then held on skins for 7 days before being transferred to new fine grained, medium toast French puncheons for 22-24 months in which time it undergoes malolactic fermentation. It is then released 18 months after bottling.
Benefits from decanting at least one hour before serving and is best paired with beef or venison dishes.