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1 X Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2012

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Seller: winebrands (2,265) 100%, Location: Ballarat, VIC, Ships to: AU, Item: 272060868670 WineBrands 1 X Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2012 Scewcap ST HENRI SHIRAZ 2 012 “Will age well, yet good now...decades of substantiation!” OVERVIEW GRAPE VARIETY VINEYARD REGION WINE ANALYSIS MATURATION VINTAGE CONDITIONS “An ‘Old School’ St Henri...from Vintage 2012. The cycle continues to turn.” “Decant? Of course.” PETER GAGO PENFOLDS CHIEF WINEMAKER St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Released for the rst time by Penfolds in the early 1950s ( rst commercial vintage 1957), it gained a new lease of life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz. 97% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Robe, Clare Valley Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.7 g/L, pH: 3.61 13 months in 50+ y.o. large oak vats Most areas of South Australia were impacted by lower than average rainfall across the winter period. This resulted in early bud break in some areas and ideal stress throughout spring owering. Healthy and welcome spring rain ensued, merging with a mild summer with just a few short periods of heat. Mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings were observed across the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, allowing for impressive avour development without in ated baumés. Typically cooler regions (e.g. Adelaide Hills and maritime Robe) developed evenly and with concentration over a long ripening season. Balanced canopies and crops provided even development throughout veraison across all South Australian regions. Bursts of warmth and dry conditions continued throughout harvest allowing fruit to be picked in optimal condition and rainfall marked the end of vintage. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions. This, coupled with favourable weather conditions, induced great results for traditional quality markers – colour, tannin pro le, fruit concentration and avour depth. Deep crimson red At once Penfolds, at once and reassuringly an authentic, warmingly ‘old-style’ St Henri. A radiant ‘redness’ – an orb of red-currants, red liquorice and rhubarb. Earthy, gamey – cured meats, glazed ham, cold pan juices...scents charmingly emitted. Solid. Aromatics conveyed/shared to palate – juniper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dry herbs. White milk chocolate, mocha and praline St Henri markers tussled to the fore. Integrated, ne and delicate tannins certainly not intimidated by any brash oak. Poised and balanced. Now – 2045 July 2015 Sorry No P.O Boxes Check out my other items! Warning: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $6000) For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Liquor Licence No. 3200 1777 Brand: Penfolds St Henri, Volume: 750mL, Grape Variety: Shiraz , Country: Australia

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