The color is a deep dark red.
On the nose, the wine shows 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
The entry on the mouth shows a medium-bodied and relatively 'elegant' feel. A palate
stand-off / divide - Kirsch and dark fruits versus
pomegranate / cranberry & dessicated Chinese
plums. Cold meat flavours - corned beef or
Powdery savoury tannins... Polished.
Serve with pork, cauliflower cream, confit turnip, morcilla,
fennel seed and spiced quince puree.
"Blended of 89% Shiraz and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 St Henri Shiraz is a blend of 5 different South Australia sub-regions spanning from Robe to Clare Valley. Never seeing new oak, this vintage was aged 15 months in seasoned 1460 liter vats. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it has a purely fruited nose giving notes of intense cassis, crushed blackberries, some kirsch, black pepper, baking spices and cloves. Full, rich and concentrated, it’s still a bit taut with very crisp acid and firm finely textured tannins, giving a long berry laced finish. Consider drinking it from 2013 to 2025+"
The Wine Advocate
"Supple and generous, delivering a plush mouthful of vibrant
blueberry, plum and wet earth flavors that play against a distinct
minerality. The vivid finish hints at tea leaf. Drink now through