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Penfolds `St Henri` Shiraz 1993 (2 x 750mL) 5 Star Prov

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0019-2474945

Part of Sale: Father’s Day Wines – Red or White? Something for Everyone

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Penfolds St. Henri, like Grange, has established a tradition over many years as a wine renowned for its rich fruit flavour and excellent ability to age. In contrast to other Penfolds reds, prominent oak is not an important element of the style, the emphasis since its first vintage in 1956 driven by stylish Shiraz fruit characters.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium red-purple; a clean and smooth bouquet of medium intensity, with blackberry and black cherry fruit supported by just a touch of oak. The palate shows a greater range of dark fruit flavours tinged with a touch of bitter chocolate and a faintly stemmy tang, which is not in the least unpleasant. Retasted October 1997 and developing well; mixes power with finesse. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/1997)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright red-purple in colour.

Aroma

The wine is overtly fruit-driven with complex, sweet, stewed plum/berried fruit and hints of pepper and liquorice. Underlying oak maturation characters add depth and complexity.

Palate

This highly individual, full bodied red has concentrated, powerful and mouth filling berry flavours and great palate length. Reflecting its origins the wine features ripe plum and mulberry Shiraz flavours derived from the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale components, with spice and a hint of anise from the Coonawarra and Eden Valley fruit. Fine, subtle tannins are understated but provide a soft, dry finish.

Wine Background

Penfolds St. Henri, like Grange, has established a tradition over many years as a wine renowned for its rich fruit flavour and excellent ability to age. In contrast to other Penfolds reds, prominent oak is not an important element of the style, the emphasis since its first vintage in 1956 driven by stylish Shiraz fruit characters.

The 1993 vintage has produced a classic St. Henri.

Vintage
1993
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
M.W - Lilli Pilli NSW27/08/2019 7.47.57 PM AESTAU $339 11
S.S - East Victoria Park WA27/08/2019 8.24.11 PM AESTAU $339 10
G.L - DONCASTER EAST VIC27/08/2019 7.46.59 PM AESTAU $304 10
N.G - North Epping NSW22/08/2019 8.44.00 PM AESTAU $229 10
S.P - Surrey Hills VIC22/08/2019 9.39.16 AM AESTAU $139 10
B.W - SWAN VIEW WA21/08/2019 4.16.36 PM AESTAU $134 10
Z.L - Riverwood NSW21/08/2019 11.01.24 AM AESTAU $104 10
D.B - Bexley NSW21/08/2019 1.56.27 PM AESTAU $99 10
m.r - glenelg SA21/08/2019 9.33.41 AM AESTAU $34 10
P.C - Rostrevor SA20/08/2019 11.19.17 PM AESTAU $29 10
A.R - Maroubra NSW21/08/2019 7.07.59 AM AESTAU $24 10
M.S - St Peters NSW21/08/2019 5.52.46 AM AESTAU $14 10
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