Penfolds St Henri 2018

Penfolds St Henri 2018

Regular price £95.50
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Description:
Structural descriptors don’t usually lead the charge for St Henri, but they are certainly faithful to this 99 Sucking Point scoring 2018 vintage. A fine graphite core. The warmth and creaminess of Mexican sauce with the weight of wild game: venison loin, braised hare. Eventually sweet custard flavours emerge, smooth and textural. Portuguese tart! A suggestion of fine salinity aligns with mouth-watering acidity, cleansing. As always with St Henri, restrained, no need to be showy. The dark cocoa tannins are so fine they could be spun from silk. Will age and evolve beautifully for decades.
Product Information

Penfolds

Refined, Elegant and Multi-layered

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.

Origin

Australia | McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, The Peninsulas

Varietal

100% Shiraz

ABV

14.5%

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What the experts say
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What the experts say
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. James Suckling.

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