Penfolds

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

Red Blend from South Australia, Australia

SKU: 201821-AU07004

Alcohol Volume: 14.5%

$139.00

Grape

Shiraz/ Syrah
Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Note

Colour: Deep plum red Nose: Savoury notes first detected, yet quickly courted by generous cherry liqueur/chocolate aromas. Scents of dried beef sit alongside a textbook garrigue deconstruction – dried herb/oregano/thyme/lavender. Perplexingly, an exotic emission continues – best guess – copha, cranberry and activated walnut! Shiraz unplugged… oak or artefact not part of this wine’s demeanour. Smells like? St Henri. Palate: A masterclass of texture: plush, glossy, seamless – abetted by silky, polished tannins. One taster quipped: “millennial tannins”! Black olive; coffee and mocha flavours abound, as do the generous shiraz fruits sourced from the northern viticultural reaches of South Australia. Medium-bodied, with a great core and lovely framework – yet what is sipped fills the mouth so effortlessly. A succulence is immediately noted – a fruited pomegranate/cranberry/quince paste-induced acidity, balanced with fruit sweetness. Peak Drinking: 2022 – 2052 St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters with age. It is matured in an assortment of old large vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of cabernet may sneak into the blend, the focal point for St Henri remains shiraz.

Food Goes Well With This Wine

Colour: Deep plum red Nose: Savoury notes first detected, yet quickly courted by generous cherry liqueur/chocolate aromas. Scents of dried beef sit alongside a textbook garrigue deconstruction – dried herb/oregano/thyme/lavender. Perplexingly, an exotic emission continues – best guess – copha, cranberry and activated walnut! Shiraz unplugged… oak or artefact not part of this wine’s demeanour. Smells like? St Henri. Palate: A masterclass of texture: plush, glossy, seamless – abetted by silky, polished tannins. One taster quipped: “millennial tannins”! Black olive; coffee and mocha flavours abound, as do the generous shiraz fruits sourced from the northern viticultural reaches of South Australia. Medium-bodied, with a great core and lovely framework – yet what is sipped fills the mouth so effortlessly. A succulence is immediately noted – a fruited pomegranate/cranberry/quince paste-induced acidity, balanced with fruit sweetness. Peak Drinking: 2022 – 2052 St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters with age. It is matured in an assortment of old large vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of cabernet may sneak into the blend, the focal point for St Henri remains shiraz.

Pork
Soft Cheese
Poultry

Penfolds

For more than a century, Penfolds has been recognised globally for a pioneering spirit and commitment to quality. Today, our wines continue to delight and inspire all who enjoy great wine and the Penfolds experience. The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia's most famed and respected winemakers. Grange’s reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated wines continues to grow today. On its 50th birthday in 2001, Grange was listed as a South Australian heritage icon, while the 2008 Grange vintage achieved a perfect score of 100 points by two of the world’s most influential wine magazines. With every new generation of Penfolds winemakers, Max Schubert’s remarkable vision is nurtured and strengthened.

Peter Gago

PETER GAGO Penfolds Chief Winemaker In 2021, Peter joined Decanter's prestigious 'Hall of Fame' 2018 honorary doctorate from the University of South Australia in recognition of outstanding service to the Australian wine industry Companion of The Order of Australia (AC) in 2017 for service to the wine industry 2016 Bragg Membership of the Royal Institution of Australia for services to oenology 2015 Baron of the Barossa 2014 Winemaker of the Year and recipient of the Len Evans Award for Leadership from Gourmet Traveller WINE (Australia) 2012 Winemaker's Winemaker Award from The Institute of the Masters of Wine and The Drinks Business (UK) 2007 Winemaker of the Year by The Barons of the Barossa (Australia) 2005 Winemaker of the Year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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