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2019 Penfolds Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "St. Henri"

Penfolds 2019 St. Henri Shiraz

Winery: Penfolds

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "St. Henri"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $150

Cases produced: 385

KWG Score: 96.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: September 21, 2022

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Shiraz opens with gentle black currant and black cherry bouquet with hints of violets, lavender, and faint oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, refined and delicate of a Shiraz. The flavor profile is black currant and acai berry blend with notes of boysenberry and oak,– Hints of integrated stony minerality and mole sauce. The finish is dry, and its moderate well-managed tannins linger and last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this Shiraz with a beef wellington or just sip it on its own. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Plum red with a crimson rim.
Nose: The first impression is unabashedly St Henri. A charming Shiraz, always an outlier among its peers. Here you will find no new oak influence, none required, the very essence of Shiraz. Swirl, allow the aromatics to emerge slowly, gently. The dark fruits are first to show their credentials... blackberries and mulberries generously adorned with fresh whipped cream. The crunchier red fruits appear next, pomegranate and cranberry. Burnished vintage leather.
Palate: Structural descriptors don’t usually lead the charge for St Henri, but they are certainly faithful to the 2019 vintage. A fine graphite core. The warmth and creaminess of Mexican sauce. Eventually sweet custard flavors emerge, smooth and textural. 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.

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