Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

"St Henri has always been one of my favourite Penfolds wines" (James Halliday)

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

2020, South Australia Australia
  • 100% Shiraz aged for 12 months in large 50 year old oak vats
  • 96/100 (James Halliday) - "St Henri has always been one of my favourite Penfolds wines"
  • A special red with long term cellaring in mind, peak drinking 2025-2040
  • Comes presented in Penfolds St Henri branded tissue paper
Huon Hooke – 4 Stars
James Halliday 96 Points

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9696From the kingpin of Aussie red wine producers, this famous Penfolds St Henri Shiraz label is one the Penfolds crew like to call an “alternative expression of Shiraz“. That’s because, unlike most top end Aussie Shiraz, there’s no new oak aging used in St Henri. Instead they give it 12 months in large 50 year old oak vats.

First produced in the 1950s with a new lease of life given to the label in the 90s, well here’s their latest 2018 vintage and it’s every bit the world class red we’ve come to expect…

97/100 (James Halliday’s Wine Companion)
“St Henri has always been one of my favourite Penfolds wines. A multiregional shiraz aged for 12 months in large, old oak vats, I was always enamored with its less percussive attributes and proven lineage of cellar worthiness. Crimson with pure notes of plum compote, cherry clafoutis, roasting meats, earth, spice, ironstone, mocha, pan juices and the fainest wisp of wintergreen. It’s such a comforting wine, with its unobstructed view of fruit and vintage, finishing savoury with powdery tannin grip and a dusting of cocoa powder and coal dust. Lovely stuff.”

93/100 (Huon Hooke, The Real Review)
“Deep bright red-purple colour, youthful and fresh, the bouquet of meaty/charcuterie, dry-spices and freshly tilled earth. In the mouth it’s very savoury, very drying, loaded with fine silty tannins, an elegant St Henri but this time with quite assertive tannins that dominate the finish. Give it time. (McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley) “

Although 100% Shiraz it’s produced using the Penfolds multi-vineyard blend philosophy, sourcing their best grapes from select vineyards throughout the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. A special wine that has huge cellaring potential of 15-20 years.

Note: This bottle has been carefully stored in our temperature controlled wine cellar.

  • 14.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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