Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz, 2009

South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz, 2009

South Australia, Australia

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
£55.00
Qty

Out of stock

Total

£55.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2016-2025 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102315
Estate Notes

Penfolds St Henri is part of Penfolds 'Icon and Luxury Range' - a traditional style first created in the early 1950s, and unlike Penfolds Grange it does not use new oak. The St Henri is characterised by its rich, plush texture when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. The small proportion of Cabernet in the blend is used to provide structure.

The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines (often fortified) which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia from Brighton in 1844.

From the 1940s onwards the focus shifted in favour of producing table wines, and in 1951 the legendary chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with the idea of making a long-lived red wine called Grange. The rest, as they say, is history.

Reviews

"Supple, offering nubby tannins around a gorgeous core of currant and pomegranate, the flavors floating easily into the long, expressive finish, hinting at green tea and guava as the finish rolls on serenely. Shows intensity without density, coming together seamlessly." Wine Spectator

"...reveals earthy aromas of warm berries, some mulberries and Chinese dried plums over notes of meat, black olive, coffee and tree bark. Richly concentrated and complex with layered, savory flavors, it is structured by firm, grainy tannins and is finishing long. It needs time to develop further." eRobertParker.com