St Henri Shiraz

2011 ?

Vintage History:

$95 rrp / bottle

$570 rrp / case of 6

93 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) St Henri Shiraz 2009
94 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) St Henri Shiraz 2008

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Behind St Henri Shiraz

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“Stylistically, quite possibly the Penfolds red of the (2011) vintage.”

“Superior to the 2009 St Henri? Let’s wait a decade or two to confirm. Early days…”


With above-average winter rainfalls and cool conditions that followed during the spring period, South Australian regions generally experienced a later budburst and disease pressures impacted to varied degrees across the state. Meticulous vineyard management was critical. Spring soil moisture levels resulted in healthy shoot growth and early canopy development. Healthy vegetative growth continued during the cooler spring months and delayed veraison and berry development in the New Year. A few warm days at the end of January guaranteed the completion of veraison. Multiple rain events, often isolated, invoked attention to sub-regional detail and selective harvesting of pristine fruit. Lower baumés at harvest coincided with flavour development. With a focus on warmer regions, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley fruit sourcing prevailed. A small addition of Adelaide Hills fruit provided heightened aromatics.