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Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Red Wine 2017 75cl

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Penfolds St Henri Shiraz is an alternative expression of Shiraz and an intriguing counterpoint to Penfolds Grange red wine. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak.

St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. Matured in old, 1,460-litre vats allows the wine to develop, imparting minimal if any oak character. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve the structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz.

First vintaged in 1953. 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.

2022 - 2055. Drinking well now, but will improve with time.

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Pairs well with…

  • Lamb
  • Parmesan
  • Red Meat
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
"South Australia’s wine regions experienced a cool and mostly wet winter and spring, which provided the vines with plentiful soil moisture profiles. Longstanding rainfall records were broken across South Australia, with some regions experiencing minor flooding. The dams in Eden Valley were full by the end of winter. October was windy, which challenged fruit-set, however winds warded off any potential frost events in the Barossa Valley vineyards. Cool conditions extended the growing season, with flowering and veraison both later than expected. No heatwaves were recorded during summer and only a handful of days surpassed 40°C. Warmer weather in March was welcomed, allowing grapes to finish ripening, develop deep colour and varietal character. Harvest for shiraz grapes commence mid-March, a month later than the previous year."
Awarded 98 Points - Tony Love

Awarded 95 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

Awarded 95 Points - Nick Stock, James Suckling

Awarded 18+ Points - Matthew Jukes

Awarded 93 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Awarded 17.5 Points - Jancis Robinson
Generous aromas of cherries and chocolate as well as savoury scents of dried beef, thyme, oregano and lavender. The palate is flavoursome with a glossy, plush and seamless texture and notes of black olives, coffee, pomegranate and acidic quince.
More Information
Wine Brand Penfolds
Country Australia
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 14.5
Wine Style Full bodied
Red Wine Expression Cherry, Complex, Fragrant, Fruit Driven, Herbaceous
Wine Region Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Mclaren Vale, Wrattonbully
Closure Cork
Gift boxed No
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