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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2013
  • 96 points Andrew Caillard MW
  • Voluptuous, voluminous and velvety
  • Will cellar for decades to come

Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2013 x6

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Product Code: AR6013
St Henri is a time-honoured 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. Released for the first time by Penfolds in the early 1950s (firstcommercial vintage 1957), it gained a new lease of life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. Proudly, a wine style that hasn't succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 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.

Wine Region

SOUTH AUSTRALIA-OTHER

Drink Until

2046

Varieties

Shiraz

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Oak

12 months in 50 y.o. large oak vats

Colour

Magenta. Purple core.

Nose

Instantly, a distillation of all that is St Henri. A heightened etherealsubliminal fruit lift hovering above, cleverly propelled by just the right amount of formics and V.A. Black jelly-bean and star anise notes arise, augmented by fig paste, dried herbs and spice - cinnamon and thyme. With air, scents of freshly-cured corned beef with a carpaccio-like freshness, replete with capersvinegarbrine.

Palate

Youthful. Structurally expansive - large framedamply-dimensioned! St Henri aims to please - pickled beetroot for the vegetarians; gamey venison and the blackened crust of roast beef for the carnivores. Wild blackberry and a dark-fruited compote benevolently offer a generosity of fruit sweetness. An almost silky tarriness coupled with mouthwatering acidity create a texturally appealing and integrated mouthfeel.

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