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Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2017

$129.90

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A masterclass of texture: plush, glossy, seamless – abetted by silky, polished tannins. One taster quipped: “millennial tannins”!

Black olive; coffee and mocha flavours abound, as do the generous shiraz fruits sourced from the northern viticultural reaches of South Australia.

Medium-bodied, with a great core and lovely framework – yet what is sipped fills the mouth so effortlessly.

A succulence is immediately noted – a fruited pomegranate/cranberry/quince paste-induced acidity, balanced with fruit sweetness.

Not trying too hard. St Henri rarely does.

Vintage

2017