2004 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

Retail
$120.00
Vendimia
$95.99
Varieties
Shiraz
Cabernet
Vintage
2004
Country
Australia
Region
South Australia
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Awards

Title
Gold - 96 Points
Year
2017
Event
James Halliday Wine Companion
Description

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St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. 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. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages.

Eyes

Deep crimson red.

Nose

At once Penfolds, at once and reassuringly an authentic, warmingly ‘old-style’ St Henri. A radiant ‘redness’ – an orb of red-currants, red liquorice and rhubarb. Earthy, gamey – cured meats, glazed ham, cold pan juices…scents charmingly emitted.

Mouth

Solid.
Aromatics conveyed/shared to palate – juniper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dry herbs. White milk chocolate, mocha and praline St Henri markers tussled to the fore. Integrated, fine and delicate tannins certainly not intimidated by any brash oak.
Poised and balanced.

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