Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz-Cabernet 1992 (1 x 1.5L Magnum) Wine Clinic 2012

Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2012 14/159

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This highly individual, fruit-driven red is full bodied, rich and complex. The wine has rich plum and spicy Shiraz flavours with traces of minty Cabernet and lingering, grainy tannins adding to the great palate length.

Overview

Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2012 14/159

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This highly individual, fruit-driven red is full bodied, rich and complex. The wine has rich plum and spicy Shiraz flavours with traces of minty Cabernet and lingering, grainy tannins adding to the great palate length.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 1992 Penfolds St. Henri is dense, plum red in colour.

Aroma

The bouquet shows concentrated, spicy Shiraz, hints of wild strawberry and boiled fruitcake complexities with underlying oak and maturation characters.

Palate

This highly individual, fruit-driven red is full bodied, rich and complex. The wine has rich plum and spicy Shiraz flavours with traces of minty Cabernet and lingering, grainy tannins adding to the great palate length.

Wine Background

Maintaining the quality of the previous two outstanding vintages, 1992 was another excellent vintage for Shiraz in South Australia. Skilful blending of high quality components sourced from diverse regions has produced a complete wine in every sense.

Penfolds St. Henri, like Grange, has established a tradition over many years as a wine renowned for its rich fruit flavour and longevity. The elegant St. Henri style, however, emphasises the fruit content of the wine rather than oak character. In contrast to other Penfolds reds, prominent oak is not an important element of the style