Sunday, March 23, 2008

2001 Penfold's St. Henri Shiraz

Yep, I could not stand it anymore. I drank the last of the vintage.

I do not know if Ben has any left, but I do not. It was a mighty fine wine though. It was dark purple, 14.5% but smooth and fruity. It had calmed down a bit since last I tasted it and had a more mineral taste to it than before, just enough to balance the fruit and odd spices. We drank it chilled since I did not feel like waiting for it to get to room temperature, so it started out intensely smooth and as the temperature warmed, so did the taste.


Ben said...

I think that I do have one or two of this vintage still lying about. Maybe they will make it 10 years!

jeffdav said...

I've got a bottle of the 2000 Bin 128 I'm saving until 2010 for you, raph and me to drink.