Penfolds Shiraz Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018

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St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual amongst high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. 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 with age. It is matured in an assortment of old large vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of cabernet may sneak into the blend, the focal point for St Henri remains shiraz.

"A great St. Henri and, although multi-regional, this is very much a wine that speaks of the Barossa Valley, with aromas of ripe blackberries and red plums that are so fresh, together with tobacco, young-leather, earth, chocolate, coal-smoke and tarry accents. Effortless depth on the palate with summer berries, framed in fine, alabaster-like tannins that are underscored with discreet power. So long and captivating. A blend of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Port Lincoln, Robe, Padthaway, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills. Drink over the next decade or more. Screw cap."
99 Points - Nick Stock - jamessuckling.com

Deep inky blood-red, The veil long clasped by St Henri is aromatically lifted. A 2018 St Henri cork is extracted revealing: The elution of flinty pencil and cordite. Warmed black olive - mustardy spiced wild rocket, haloumi. Scents of a parsley salad, eggplant, capers. Scents of a parsley salad, eggplant, capers. Freshly sliced fig and cut-rhubarb laced with spices and nuts. Stone fruits and charcuterie savouries abound. Fresh acidity abetted by the cut-rhubarb noted aromatically above, and liquorice root. Toasted pumpkin seed flavours, tannin-dry yet not puckering. Mouth-watering, finely etched tannins ‘mist up’ the palate spectrum – a tactile fog!


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