21 June 2007

TN: Fresh pavement

Henry’s Drive 2004 “Pillar Box Red” (Padthaway) – Burnt, reduced essence of cola, with traces of charred espresso (reheated four or five times), a weedy, green tannic structure, and a lot of overpowering unpleasantness. The alcohol sticks out the instant one tries to pair anything…anything…with it. Heavy, tedious, and awfully sloppy. Bad wine. Bad wine. (6/07)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. I tasted this some time last year, when first released locally. How hard those grapes were pressed to get the colour that dark I can't imagine. And it may have been one of the harshest wines I ever tasted. Sharp, nasty - a cheese grater disguised as a wine. It was A$10 locally, which is a fairly cheap price, although still enough money to expect a half-decent sort of taste. But no. It's for getting drunk on if you don't like beer or spirits...
cheers,
Graeme

thor iverson said...

Why do I suspect that it got big scores from certain publications?

Jeff said...

I agree. All big fuss from shelf talkers, but the wine was all sour, harsh tannin, and alcohol burn.

Blech!

thor iverson said...

You could probably use it to dye clothing. ;-)