Penfolds ‘St Henri’ Shiraz 2007

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 13-May-2011
With a history nearly as long as that of ‘Grange', ‘St Henri' is as traditional as Australian Shiraz can be. The fruit for the 2007 is 100% Shiraz from Robe, the McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Adelaide Hills, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in large 1460 L oak vats over 50 years old. Impenetrable black-red, with purple hues, this has an extremely full, dense and concentrated nose of spicy, savoury, ripe black fruits with wild herb notes. The aromatics are not exuberant, but there is real volume and presence. Concentrated and densely packed on palate with fully-ripened black and red berry fruits as well as liquorice, the wine is one of restraint, backed by great extraction that results in near-austerity. The fruit is still locked-in and will need some time to emerge and flourish. Serve with casseroles and lamb shanks over the next 15-20+ years. 18.5/20 May 2010 RRP $90.00

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