Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2013

Product Code: 31035
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$129.99
Penfolds St Henri is a highly successful and alternative expression of Shiraz and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. It was created in the early 1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz.

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COLOUR Cherry red with a magenta rim.NOSE Initially exudes giveaway St Henri cues—praline, fruit pastille, red licorice, violet…Yet there are other aromas linked to variety/vineyard(s)/vintage—initially, Shiraz spices incl. cinnamon, nutmeg.Then a spray of kirsch, campari, bitters, cranberry and radish.With air, time these combine and transform to create a wine that can only be Shiraz, that can only be Penfolds, that can only be… St Henri.PALATE Compact and restrained. A medium-bodied wine, offering lightness/silkiness/softness/elegance… albeit in a relative sense, alongside its oaked-indulged Penfolds Shiraz siblings.Granular tannins and acidity contentedly usher an admirable textural demeanour across the front, middle and back-palate spectrum.Cold lamb and white chocolate flavours wrestle good-naturedly with fruits (sour cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry).

Additional Information

Vintage No
Sweetness Indicator No
Alcohol Percentage No
Variety Shiraz
Brand No
Wine Region Robe, Barossa Valley, Adelaide
Producer No
Volume 750ml
Country Name N/A
Price $129.99