Original
66 Ratings
Penfolds Shiraz St Henri
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Penfolds

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Crisp in texture, with peppery flavors and crunchy tannins around a core of dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with intensity.

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    The color is a deep dark red. On the nose, the wine shows fragrant scents of praline and dark chocolate immediately conveyed, followed by blackberry, powdered violet & lavender (talc). Beneath, fresh green tobacco and lively spices, cold meats / pan juices fuse together. The result: a youthful, benchmark St Henri aromatic package. The entry on the mouth shows a medium-bodied and relatively 'elegant' feel. A palate stand-off / divide - Kirsch and dark fruits versus pomegranate / cranberry & dessicated Chinese plums. Cold meat flavours - corned beef or poached silverside? Powdery savoury tannins... Polished. Serve with pork, cauliflower cream, confit turnip, morcilla, fennel seed and spiced quince puree.

    over 4 years
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    berries, plum and, low tannins. Long,long, long on the palate. Delicious.

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/19/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/12/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/01
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine