2013 Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri – Australia, South Australia

2013 Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri – Australia, South Australia (11/10/2019)
Day 1: Very fragrant nose without the annoying Eucalyptus that is found in too many Aussie Wines. Blueberries, exotic spices, tar, floral, minerals and mild underbrush. The finish is complex and picks up some nice pepper quality. Very concentrated wine and drinking well on a pop and pour. This should age for well over a decade from now. 93 plus
Day 2: Blueberries, menthol, black pepper, floral, minerals and tea leaves. Medium to long finish. Good acidity and balance. 93 points
Day 3: The best of the 3. Black pepper, tar, menthol, blueberries, crushed rock and floral notes. This is packed with flavor but also possesses acidity which is not always the case in Australian Shiraz wines. One of the best Aussie wines I have had in the last 5 years. 95 points
Recommendation: Wonderful wine with some serious aging potential. Drink now with a heavy decant to 2030. (95 points)

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