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Saturday, September 13, 2014

2005 Penfolds St. Henri


 A fantastic wine to celebrate a special occasion.  Coming from a warm 2005 vintage this wine is very generous and drinking very well right now.  A great example of  the potential for Australian shiraz, this wine is a fantastic expression of top quality fruit, with delicate use of old oak.  

This wine developed and changed a lot over a couple of hours in the decanter.  Spicy plum nose with a hint of anise with more notes of stewed fruit developing over time.  Incredible length on the palate, with wonderfully integrated tannins. Truly one of the great Australian reds and drinking great right now.

Price:     $100
Varietal: Shiraz
Tasted: September 2014
Rating:   97
Website: https://www.penfolds.com/

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