Penfolds St-Henri Shiraz
Red Wine, 750 mL
|Region :||South Australia|
|Alcohol :||14.5 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Syrah|
|Style :||Full-bodied & Smooth|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
There's a sweetness to the fruit, a feeling of loose even flow, a clear push of fruit ripeness and a fleshy, fruit-filled linger to the finish. St Henri is such an interesting wine to look at in its youth. It's renowned for its ageworthiness and yet it often looks a little leathery and advanced, and lacking in tannin, in its youth. Its history makes you stop and think more than the juice in the glass. I like this release but I'm not falling over myself for it; a de rigueur reaction to a young St Henri. It reminds me more of 1999 than of 1998. The main impression? Lovely generosity of berried fruits. Drink: 2020-2040+. Score - 93. (Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au, Oct. 6, 2016)
This dry and ruby coloured red showcases a complex nose releasing spicy, fruity and vegetal scents. You will be charmed with this full-bodied wine revealing a full-bodied texture, fleshy tannins and a long finish.
Rich and plush when young. Gains soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. Matured in old vats that allow the wine to develop but impart no oak character.
Deep inky purple. Perfumed cranberry, blackberry, liquorice aromas with winter green, savoury, violet notes. Well-concentrated and generously flavoured with juicy blackberry, cassis, raspberry, spicy notes and plentiful ripe granular tannins. Finishes chalky firm, long and sweet. Still elemental. 97% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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