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2009 Penfolds St. Henri Claret, 1.5ltr

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Supple, offering nubby tannins around a gorgeous core of currant and pomegranate, the flavors floating easily into the long, expressive finish, hinting at green tea and guava as the finish rolls on serenely. Shows intensity without density, coming together seamlessly.

93Vinous / IWC

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.

93Wine Enthusiast

...hints of boysenberry, black olive and roasted meat on the palate. Full bodied, rich and firm in structure, with a long, amply textured finish...

16.5Jancis Robinson

REGION

Australia, South Australia

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.