Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz Australia 2008

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Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highlysuccessful, alternative expression of Shi...

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Excellent. (First tasted at Ame, San Francisco, 8/2008.) Read more

COLOUR: Dense, dark red with a very dark core. NOSE: The bouquet is intense, dense and spicy - notes of nutmeg, lavender, rosemary and musk with ev... Read more

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Vintage: 2004 09/01/2008

Excellent. (First tasted at Ame, San Francisco, 8/2008.)


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Vintage: 2004 01/28/2010

COLOUR: Dense, dark red with a very dark core. NOSE: The bouquet is intense, dense and spicy - notes of nutmeg, lavender, rosemary and musk with evocative wafts of black and red liquorice arising. Some floral aromas are present, although assorted fruits dominate with glazed cherries, prune (fruitcake mixture) to the fore. Close inspection reveals aged pipe tobacco and roasted lamb juice and quince complexities. PALATE: The palate is, in a word, exceptional! Everything demanded of a top-notch St. Henri palate is delivered. The ripe, rounded and finely textured tannins, courted by vibrant (zingy) acidity, certainly induce a youthful disposition. Medium-dark cherry fruits are complexed by cold roasted lamb and black pudding flavours - layered and dense.


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2004 12/20/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highlysuccessful, alternative expression of Shiraz. It is unusual among high qualityAustralian red wines as it does not rely on new oak. It was created in themid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life inthe 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy,mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats thatallow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion ofCabernet is often used to improve structure, but the focal point for PenfoldsSt Henri is Shiraz.

Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highlysuccessful, alternative expression of Shiraz. It is unusual among high qualityAustralian red wines as it does not rely on new oak. It was created in themid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life inthe 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy,mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats thatallow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion ofCabernet is often used to improve structure, but the focal point for PenfoldsSt Henri is Shiraz.

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