Penfolds Winery

St Henri Shiraz Penfolds 2016

£95.00

Current stock: 10

St Henri Shiraz Penfolds, South Australia 2016  

95% Shiraz 5% Cabernet Sauvignon effectively unoaked.  From Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra , Magill Estate.

This is a much anticipated vintage for St. Henri, and it does not disappoint. The complexity of fruit here is stunning, together with a very complex and playfully fragrant, spicy edge with graphite, roasted coffee and woody spices, framing a core of very fresh blackberries, red and dark cherries and blueberries. So fresh and brimming with fruit aromas. The palate has a stunning array of deeply fleshy fruit flavors with a superb sense of length and powerful, ripe tannin, underpinning vibrant, fleshy fruit that is beautifully assembled in a refined, elegant and impressively pure mode. So long and pure. Silky and elegant. A real masterpiece, taking its place among the finest vintages like 2010, 1990 and 1971. 95% shiraz and 5% cabernet sauvignon. Drink over the next three decades. Nick Stock 98/100 Jamessuckling.com

  • 98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
  • 96 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Points - Angus Hughson
  • 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson
  • 95 Points - Huon Hooke

St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Released for the first time by Penfolds in the early 1950s (first commercial vintage 1957), it gained a new lease of life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz.

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Size:
75cl
ABV:
14.5%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Now to 2035
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2016

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