Penfolds

St. Henri Shiraz

9.2597 ratings
9.2116 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

BYO night at the restaurant
Good better than the Grange 98 brought from another table, but not even close to the reputation of the vintage or the producer

BYO night at the restaurant
Good better than the Grange 98 brought from another table, but not even close to the reputation of the vintage or the producer

Feb 3rd, 2019
LM Segal

Most of the group picked this out blind, I suspected a Grange from an off year. Still rich and beasty, an old warhorse game enough for an Ozzy assault on the palate and nostrils. Dark red leather, earthy, voluptuous but perfectly knit. Seamless. Years to go.

Most of the group picked this out blind, I suspected a Grange from an off year. Still rich and beasty, an old warhorse game enough for an Ozzy assault on the palate and nostrils. Dark red leather, earthy, voluptuous but perfectly knit. Seamless. Years to go.

May 15th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Lovely red fruit aromas of currant. Some Liquorice savouriness. From the excellent 1998 vintage and drinking at its peak but will go on for another 5 years at least. Love the fact that St Henri sees no new oak and made more in the old school European way using large format Old Oak casks. I generally buy a half dozen each year.

Lovely red fruit aromas of currant. Some Liquorice savouriness. From the excellent 1998 vintage and drinking at its peak but will go on for another 5 years at least. Love the fact that St Henri sees no new oak and made more in the old school European way using large format Old Oak casks. I generally buy a half dozen each year.

May 7th, 2018
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

A very attractive nose with good purity of black fruits and a sweet liquorice perfume. Palate has elegant fruit, silky tannins that ore soft & enveloping, classy finish. Shiraz as it should be!

A very attractive nose with good purity of black fruits and a sweet liquorice perfume. Palate has elegant fruit, silky tannins that ore soft & enveloping, classy finish. Shiraz as it should be!

3 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Jay Kline

Slow-ox’d for about an hour prior. Infanticide still. Massive structure. Ample fruit. A bit of a klutz right now but that will rectify itself over time. Future is bright and higher scores are to come...after 2025 or so!

Slow-ox’d for about an hour prior. Infanticide still. Massive structure. Ample fruit. A bit of a klutz right now but that will rectify itself over time. Future is bright and higher scores are to come...after 2025 or so!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Ripe as tannin profile and is extremely approachable now. Has length in spades and feels very composed, but lacks excitement and X factor

Ripe as tannin profile and is extremely approachable now. Has length in spades and feels very composed, but lacks excitement and X factor

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.3

Velvety and generous wine, a nice and expressive Shiraz, matured for 12 months in old oak vats, a successful wine easy to find, easy to keep for years and good value

Velvety and generous wine, a nice and expressive Shiraz, matured for 12 months in old oak vats, a successful wine easy to find, easy to keep for years and good value

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Ding ding ding we have a winner! Luscious fruit, gorgeous body, bold wine and just loved it.

Ding ding ding we have a winner! Luscious fruit, gorgeous body, bold wine and just loved it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.4

Showing Gorgeous Fruit along with spice box, white peters. A big WOW from me. With team at Penfolds at 9 am for 3 hour tasting.

Showing Gorgeous Fruit along with spice box, white peters. A big WOW from me. With team at Penfolds at 9 am for 3 hour tasting.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Carole Meredith

Good leather on this one

Good leather on this one

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2014