Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz Vertical 1994-1999 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz Vertical 1994-1999 (6 x 750mL), SA. Cork closure.

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This vertical consists of;

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1994 (1 x 750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1995 (1 x 750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1996 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1997 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1998 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1999 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds St Henri is a dramatic contrast to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is pure, unadorned Shiraz, virtually alone among high quality Australian reds in that it has never relied on new oak. It was created in the mid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and has gained a new lease on life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.

Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. Before bottling it is matured in old, 2000-litre vats that allow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion of Cabernet is used to improve structure, but the focal point for Penfolds St Henri is Shiraz, often comprising over 95% of the blend. Packaged in laser-etched bottles since the 1996 vintage.

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz Vertical 1994-1999 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Lot No: 0005-2461083

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz Vertical 1994-1999 (6 x 750mL), SA. Cork closure.Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★This vertical consists of;Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1994 (1 x 750mL)Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1995 (1 x 750mL)Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1996 (1 x750mL)Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1997 (1 x750mL)Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1998 (1 x750mL)Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1999 (1 x750mL)Penfolds St Henri is a dramatic contrast to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is pure, unadorned Shiraz, virtually alone among high quality Australian reds in that it has never relied on new oak. It was created in the mid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and has gained a new lease on life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. Before bottling it is matured in old, 2000-litre vats that allow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion of Cabernet is used to improve structure, but the focal point for Penfolds St Henri is Shiraz, often comprising over 95% of the blend. Packaged in laser-etched bottles since the 1996 vintage. (251288-118)

$38.17
per Bottle

$229
per package

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz Vertical 1994-1999 (6 x 750mL), SA. Cork closure.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This vertical consists of;

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1994 (1 x 750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1995 (1 x 750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1996 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1997 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1998 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1999 (1 x750mL)

Penfolds St Henri is a dramatic contrast to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is pure, unadorned Shiraz, virtually alone among high quality Australian reds in that it has never relied on new oak. It was created in the mid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and has gained a new lease on life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.

Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. Before bottling it is matured in old, 2000-litre vats that allow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion of Cabernet is used to improve structure, but the focal point for Penfolds St Henri is Shiraz, often comprising over 95% of the blend. Packaged in laser-etched bottles since the 1996 vintage.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1994 JEREMY OLIVER 94 POINTS!

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz- Cabernet 1995 JEREMY OLIVER RATING 91!

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1996 JAMES HALLIDAY RATING 95!

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1997 JEREMY OLIVER 93 POINTS!

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1998 JEREMY OLIVER 94 POINTS!

Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1999 JEREMY OLIVER 95 POINTS!

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep, dark red.

Aroma

Upon opening, aromas of cold meats and freshly baked panaforte interweave with a pure-fruited expression of Shiraz, unadorned by any discernable traces of oak. With breathing, glacier fruit, spice and savoury nuances ascend.

Palate

A textbook St Henri with ripened raspberry and nectarine fruits coupled with finely textured grainy tannins that roll off the tongue. Masses of fruit flavours peak on the mid to back palate with depth, concentration and softness.