Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2020

A$145.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Penfolds
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Varieties
Region/Country
South Australia, Australia
Rating
96 points

Vintages

2020

Description

St Henri is a favourite among collectors with its proven style, elegant profile and aging potential. It is unusual amongst high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. In the 2020 release, explore a sweet and savoury palate – fresh blueberry, exotic spice and olive brine. A classic St Henri.

Rating

Score
96 points
Reviewer
Andrew Caillard
Review

Deep crimson. Fragrant inky, blackberry, graphite aromas with hints of roasted walnut, spice. Complex and evolved with blackberry, dark chocolate, tobacco lead, chinotto flavours fine loose knit lacy chalk firm tannins, and underlying graphite, walnut notes.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2050
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Tasting Profile

Nose
The fruit profile is a delight, oak playing no role in the aromatics. Shiraz, unadulterated! The descriptors need to be coaxed from the glass with a gentle swirl. Fruits of the forest are first to emerge, berry conserve, strawberry flan and rhubarb tart. There is a hit of confectionary, reminiscent of red glace cherries. Savoury notes include German Blutwurst spiced sausage, pan scrapings from roast lamb and salt cured beef with black peppercorns. Ferric notes of iron filings and whetstone swarf round out an impressive showing.
Palate
True to form, the palate is quite savoury. Japanese nori paper and olive brine offer a very morish umami nuance. Fresh blueberry and mulberry leaf anchor the core of the mid-palate. Exotic spices adding intrigue, Alleppey turmeric, toasted cumin, pimento. The tannins are very tactile, comparable to Dutch cocoa. A classic St Henri that will reward extended time in the cellar.

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2020

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2020
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