Plush, fleshy and mouth filling—showcasing a cleverly woven texture and deceptive fruit weight. Nectarine and blood plum fruits courted by the largesse of big, ripe and round tannins. Maturation
precursors already awoken, although yet to ascend/unfurl—fresh wallet leather, pan scrapings. Long and persistent. Polished.
"Supple, with nubby tannins around a gorgeous core of currant and pomegranate, the flavors floating easily into the long, expressive finish, hinting at green tea and guava as the finish rolls on serenely. Shows intensity without density, coming together seamlessly. Drink now through 2025."
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 St Henri Shiraz is slated for release on May 1, 2013. It is a little closed at the moment though reveals earthy aromas of warm berries, some mulberries and Chinese dried plums over notes of meat, black olive, coffee and tree bark. Richly concentrated and complex with layered, savory flavors, it is structured by firm, grainy tannins and is finishing long. It needs time to develop further. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+.
The Wine Advocate
"Developed in the 1950's in parallel with Grange, St. Henri is a selection of Penfolds' best shiraz aged in large-format, older oak. This is a traditional style that emphasizes earthiness, its tannins chewy, its flavors taking on the meaty side of cherries. Supple and savory, this is built to age a decade or more. "
Wine & Spirits