Penfolds Luxury St. Henri Shiraz 2015
St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among highquality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. On the nose, roasted meats – seared crust of venison, game meats. Then a sprinkling of crushed kola nut, star anise, black liquorice, quince paste. A further swirl or two unleashes more familial St Henri markers of dark chocolate ganache and a biscotti nuttiness. The palate is complete, with polished tannins. An assertive wedge of fruit – dark berried – boysenberry, loganberry, and blackberry. Yet, there’s much more – certainly not only appealing fruit, friendly tannins and balance. Add: luminosity, buoyancy, vibrancy, harmony – quite the package.
Here for a limited time. Limited quantities.
South Australia-McLaren Vale