2010 Henry's Drive "Pillar Box Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon Padthaway (Elsewhere $20+)
This shows much more refined tannins than the 2009 vintage of this wine. Lively cassis fruit is cushioned by toasty, cedary oak and vanilla shadings, while the overall feel is lush and velvety, particularly on the long, supple finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90+ points: Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Pillar Box Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon reveals pronounced aromas of warm cassis and blackberry compote plus underlying black cherries, bay leaf and toasty hints. Medium to full-bodied, it has a great core of ripe, muscular black berry fruit supported by a medium level of grainy tannins, quite fresh acidity and finishing long and earthy / minerally. Delicious now, it should cellar gracefully to 2018+.
An exceptional value in dark, juicy, full-bodied, easy drinking Cab. Hand-selected from some of the best parcels on the estate and given extra care and attention by skilled winemaker Renae Hirsch. The Reserve Cabernet has bramble and dark cherry aromas, along with dusty cocoa, warm spices and hints of crushed mint. An attractive and true varietal expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from Padthaway. The palate begins with dark berry fruit and earthy tobacco leaf characters which are layered over cedar spice and leathery tones. Subtle oak gives complexity, the wine is well-structured and has smooth, fine tannins. This wine from the excellent 2010 vintage is a great way to get your fix of big powerful Cabernet without breaking the bank!