Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 St Henri Shiraz is slated for release on May 1, 2013. It is a little closed at the moment though reveals earthy aromas of warm berries, some mulberries and Chinese dried plums over notes of meat, black olive, coffee and tree bark. Richly concentrated and complex with layered, savory flavors, it is structured by firm, grainy tannins and is finishing long. It needs time to develop further. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+.
(includes 3% cabernet sauvignon; no new oak): Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas and flavors of cassis, cherry, licorice and rose pastille. Suave and open on entry, then taut, dense and seamless, offering sweet cherry compote, chewing tobacco and spicecake flavors that are lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with very suave, fine-grained tannins and impressive, mineral-driven persistence.
Pork, cauliflower cream, confit turnip, morcilla, fennel seed and spiced quince pureeHickory smoked beef filletPork & duck rillette