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2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

98 Points Andrew Caillard
2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz
98 Points Andrew Caillard

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A unique premium Shiraz, the St Henri is not made in new oak but the very oldest. The wooden vats used are large, so have less surface area and flavour effect. But they are also ancient, dating back to this legendary wine's first vintages in the 1950s. So the wine's deep smoky spice comes from the old vine Shiraz itself, which shines here as in no other. Likewise from the fruit is the pure, powerful flavour and the ripe tannin structure, which will sustain an incredible future in cellar.

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$130.00 in mixed 6+ or $145.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz with a little Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Penfolds is undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and consistency. Peter Gago has now taken over winemaking responsibilities and a string of good vintages over the past five years has helped Penfolds stay at the top of the Australian wine boom.

What The Critics Say

98/100 Andrew Caillard MW

"Medium deep colour. Lovely fragrant claret style wine with exuberant fresh red cherry redcurrant, mulberry cassis aromas and roasted walnut complexity. Well concentrated and generous with inky cassis mulberry fruits, smooth velvety tannins, attractive viscosity and richness on the mid-palate and fine integrated acidity. Finishes powdery firm with superb mineral length. A hugely evocative wine; true to the original blueprint, spirit of style and the classic Penfolds multi-regional template. Delicious to drink now but should age beautifully. 14.5%." Drink 2019 - 2040

96/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"The 2016 St Henri Shiraz is one of the finest St Henris I've ever tasted, rivaling the likes of the 1986 or 1976. It's concentrated and rich, the essence of South Australia Shiraz (although it's been lightened by the addition of 5% Cabernet Sauvignon), unleavened by any new oak. Dark and tarry, it delivers notes of espresso and black olive, plummy fruit and roasted meat. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, it ends long, dark and savory." Drink 2020 - 2040

94/100 The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson

"Grapes sourced from Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Wrattonbully. 54% cabernet sauvignon, 46% shiraz. All American oak, 29% new. So here we are again. In the 175thyear of Penfolds. A new edition of Bin 389 in the glass there. The pitch, it’s perfect. Scrunch gum leaves and super ripe blackcurrant, vanilla cream and red licorice all together and then snap them fresh, and strap them tight. There’s tobacco here, there are violets, there’s kirsch. It’s bold, it’s not without elegance, and it’s hard not to conclude that it’s pretty much bang on." Drink 2022 - 2035+

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Adelaide Hills

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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