Penfold St Henri 03 750ml

Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highly successful, alternative expression of Shiraz. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on new oak.

It was created in the mid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life in the 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 that allow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion of Cabernet is often used to improve structure, but the focal point for PENFOLDS St Henri is Shiraz.

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Tasting Notes
Colour Deep crimson with a dark core.
Nose The nose, showing no signs of oak, is altogether different to its Shiraz partners: Grange; RWT; and Magill Estate. Chocolate and mocha aromas are woven with Christmas pudding spices, cinnamon/ nutmeg and fig and prune. The primary notes of stewed, dark berry fruits are counter-balanced by secondary notes of demi-glace and roasting pan juices.
Taste The palate is seamless with St. Henri's trademark, glossy and silky mouthfeel. Wild raspberry and loganberry fruits align with 'finessed' tannins and a refreshing acidity to aid palate tightness, inducing a continuum through (not across) the mid-palate. 2003 is a solid St. Henri release and a great example of this wine in a challenging vintage
Food matches Ideal with beef, duck and game.
Region Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale,
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