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    Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz - Australia

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    • WS95
    • JH94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 94 Australian Wine Companion, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 99635

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

    The color is a dark garnet with a deep core. The nose is floral, perfumed, fresh. Boiled-fruitcake mix -nutmeg / cinnamon and mixed spices are lacedwith glaceed (Cointreau-like) citrus fruits. Subtle praline & liquorice trail on the finish. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied with an acid/tannin conveyance propelling flavor to the back-palate. Balanced yet taut, with a continuum of flavours -sarsaparilla, beetroot, lemon, blackcurrant. Nutmeg, red liquorice & pomegranate jump to the fore while juniper, bay leaf & menthol linger on the finish. Lot's happening! The finish? Lacy tannins. No oak.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Aromatic, complex and silky, slipping in its gorgeous blackberry, currant and plum fruit against a seething background of toast, spice, mineral and loamy earth. The texture is seamless, and the flavors just take off, sailing through the long, expressive finish. Best from 2011 through 2020.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A substantial wine in all respects, with more richness and mouthfeel than many of the 1980s and '90s; the array of black fruits with a twist of cassis is perfectly balanced, as is the oak and tannin support.

    94 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Deep ruby-red. Sexy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, incense, dried flowers, cola and vanilla. Lush, creamy and sweet, offering deep dark berry compote flavors, velvety texture and mounting spiciness. The sweet dark berry notes echo through a strikingly long, juicy and focused finish. Bet on this to improve for at least another decade but there's plenty of appeal right now.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Mr. P Esq. (3/30/2014)
    I bought this in splits and maybe that's the reason, but this stuff is past it's prime. Color is already browning and flavor is limp and over the hill. Not worth it at any price. I poured it down the drain.
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    rick brennan (1/7/2012)

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