Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2005, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
Australia

$74.95 (510875)

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93 pts
4
December 05, 2009
Penfolds

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Classy, complex, spicy, true shiraz nose, with some light raisined/oxidative notes, but great complexity and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

St. Henri remains Penfolds tribute to the wines of yesteryear, a style unchanged in 50 years - a shiraz with 10%...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Considered one of the higher-ups on the Penfolds ladder of prestige, the St. Henri label has been in use since 1957....

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz, aged in oak for 16 months, is a medium to full bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of blackberry, caramel/dark chocolate, leather, toasted oak and vanilla. It is somewhat unbalanced, with high acidity, tannins that are refined to tannic (decant for 1 or more hours) and a finish that is long, but tangy. Can be cellared for 10+ years and cellaring may bring the structure into balance. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - though having high complexity, the unbalanced structure forbids higher score. Quite $$$ for what it is. Tasted Apr/12.

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