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Penfolds Shiraz South Australia 2005

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The 2005 vintage was of consistent good quality across all regions. Favorable seasonal conditions - particularly mild temperatures, with few sustained hot periods, and moderate and generally well timed rainfall - resulted in good quality and steady ripening of fruit, with full varietal characters being developed. The nose is both lifted and aromatic with fresh red fruit aromas; raspberries and sweet plums, with varietal hints of spice and pepper. Sweet full flavors of dark fruits; plums and blackberries, sit alongside well balanced, subtle background oak flavors that fuse char, toast and vanillin characters together. A soft, generous wine with impressive length. The Thomas Hyland range honors the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, whose stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine. Accolades Koeppelonwine.com | November 24, 2007Rated Very Good + The wine is deeply earthy and minerally, very spicy, very dry and a touch austere on the finish. Vibrant acid resonates through the ripe, roasted and fleshy black currant, blackberry and plum flavors bolstered by classic notes of violets, new leather, dried thyme and bay. The texture is dense and chewy tannin; the wine could age another year or two and drink well until 2010 or 2011.

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Winery: Penfolds Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz South Australia

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Schmeckt nach Beerenfrüchten und zergeht auf der Zunge mit reichen Aromen. Die Tanninen sorgen für eine ausgewogene Struktur und leiten in einen lang anhaltenden Abgang mit einer Woge parfümierten, warmen Gewürzen und Beeren.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Aromen von Pralinen und Milchschokolade. Dieser Jahrgang erinnert an frisch gepresste Randen und Ingwer und getrocknete Gewürze wie Lorbeerblätter oder Salbei. Weich und saftig am Gaumen präsentiert der St. Henri eine kräftige Textur. Aromen von Nektarine und Pflaume zeigen sich neben reifen und runden Tanninen. Der St. Henri ist bereits im Reifestadium, obwohl noch viel Potential zur Entfaltung vorhanden ist. Lange und ausdauernd im Abgang.



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The 2005 vintage was of consistent good quality across all regions. Favorable seasonal conditions - particularly mild temperatures, with few sustained hot periods, and moderate and generally well timed rainfall - resulted in good quality and steady ripening of fruit, with full varietal characters being developed. The nose is both lifted and aromatic with fresh red fruit aromas; raspberries and sweet plums, with varietal hints of spice and pepper. Sweet full flavors of dark fruits; plums and blackberries, sit alongside well balanced, subtle background oak flavors that fuse char, toast and vanillin characters together. A soft, generous wine with impressive length. The Thomas Hyland range honors the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, whose stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine. Accolades Koeppelonwine.com | November 24, 2007Rated Very Good + The wine is deeply earthy and minerally, very spicy, very dry and a touch austere on the finish. Vibrant acid resonates through the ripe, roasted and fleshy black currant, blackberry and plum flavors bolstered by classic notes of violets, new leather, dried thyme and bay. The texture is dense and chewy tannin; the wine could age another year or two and drink well until 2010 or 2011.

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