St.Henri Shiraz 2013, Penfolds
Penfolds
750ml
Code: 4584108

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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 (first commercial 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.
Grape variety: 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet. 
Vineyard: McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Padthaway, Port Lincoln.
Maturation: 12 months in 50+ y.o. large oak vats
Tasting notes: Colour: Magenta. Purple core. Nose: Instantly, a distillation of all that is St Henri. A heightened ethereal/subliminal 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 capers/ vinegar/brine. Palate: Youthful. Structurally expansive–large-framed/amply-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 mouth-watering acidity create a texturally appealing and integrated mouthfeel. Voluptuous/Voluminous/Velvety.
Peak drinking: Now–2046.

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Producer
Penfolds
Wine color
Red
Wine style
Still
Country
Australia
Sweetness
Dry
Region
South Australia
Vintage
2013
Content (ml)
750ml
Alcohol by volume
14.5%vol
Intl grape variety
Syrah/Shiraz