Penfold St Henri 06 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. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz. "This 50th commercial release of St Henri continues to enhance its reputation as the alter-ego of Grange!" "Built to age - needs time. Be patient - the churlish might imply that it's too early to call... However!" Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Our Price
$200.00
per bottle
Tasting Notes
Colour Deep dark red.
Nose Fragrant scents of praline and dark chocolate immediately conveyed, followed by blackberry, powdered violet & lavender (talc). Beneath, fresh green tobacco and lively spices, cold meats / pan juices fuse together. The result: a youthful, benchmark St Henri aromatic package.
Taste Medium-bodied and relatively 'elegant'. A palate stand-off / divide - Kirsch and dark fruits versus pomegranate / cranberry & dessicated Chinese plums. Cold meat flavours - corned beef or poached silverside? Powdery savoury tannins... Polished.
Food matches Pork, cauliflower cream, confit turnip, morcilla, fennel seed and spiced quince puree (Magill Estate Restaurant Summer Menu 2010).
Region Barossa, McLaren Vale, Robe.
Peak Drinking 2014 - 2032.

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