Penfolds 'St Henri' Shiraz

Penfolds 'St Henri' Shiraz

South Australia 2012

Australia, Australia

Regular price£430.00
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Case Format
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2023
ABV: 13.5% Drink to: 2030
Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: In Stock
Critic scores
96+ RP, 93 VM, 98 JS, 17 JR
Critic reviews
"The 2012 Shiraz St Henri is very impressive with its elegant, sophisticated and well-crafted expression of this superb vintage. As always, there is no new oak employed here, simply 50+ year old large oak vats. This vintage has a dollop (3%) Cabernet Sauvignon, contributing a lovely cassis lift to the heady perfume. Deep garnet-purple colored, it displays a gorgeous nose of commendable purity and intensity with notes of red and blackcurrants, freshly crushed blackberries, menthol, cinnamon stick, bacon fat and cloves. Rich and already expressive on the palate, it is nonetheless built for the long haul with firm, ripe and grainy tannins carrying the fruit to a long and layered finish. This should be a long-lived St Henri that should cellar gracefully for at least 2 decades."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 2015

"Inky ruby. A highly complex smoke- and spice-accented bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cherry liqueur, licorice, vanilla and incense. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense cherry-vanilla, floral pastille and succulent herbs flavors and a deft combination of richness and vivacity. Shows excellent focus and lift on a long, sweet finish framed by fine-grained, slowly building tannins. This bottling has a long track record for aging."
Josh Raynolds, November 2015

"Dark crimson. Very intense nose. Mellow start and then quite bloody and savoury on the palate. Dry finish. Very youthful."
Jancis Robinson, May 2016

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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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