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2016 St Henri Shiraz

2016 St Henri Shiraz

The Penfolds Collection

2016 St Henri Shiraz

St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2016
2016
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 points - Andrew Calliard
95 points - Huon Hooke
2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Bottle 2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Back 2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Beauty
2016 St Henri Shiraz
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$150.00
Price
$150.00
$900.00
Price
$900.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.

A wine that can proudly grace any dinner table, in any establishment, anywhere.”

–Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Bottle 2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Back 2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Beauty

The Penfolds Collection

2016 St Henri Shiraz

St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character.

2016 St Henri Shiraz
Ground Shipping Included
$150.00
Price
$150.00
$900.00
Price
$900.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2016
2016
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 points - Andrew Calliard
95 points - Huon Hooke

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2016 St Henri Shiraz

Colour

Dark brick-red core, crimson on rim.

Nose

A wine that immediately invokes interest – its nose endearingly captivating/enticing/intriguing. Fruits propelled from glass – black cherry, mulberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry … and more.

A subliminal waft of star anise and savoury spices (not sweet) hover above. With air/decant a perfumed zabaglione / crème anglaise / eggnog ‘creaminess’ also ascends.

At once, St Henri.

Palate

Instant delivery, demands attention. Engulfs palate ... ever so deftly. No intimidation.

A pure-fruited retronasal continuum from the first sniff to the post-ingestion back-palate. No gaps – call it saturation or density/compaction sans ‘bigness’ – apportioned correctly.

Red and dark-fruited, a compote of fresh prune and quince. 2016 + tempered shiraz + House Style + Penfolds = an assured St Henri collectable.

Vintage conditions

2016 Vintage

Autumn and winter were dry and cool across South Australia. Below long-term average rainfall continued throughout spring and all through summer. The climactic conditions slightly delayed the start of the growing season in the Barossa Valley and other warmer regions. However, budburst, flowering, veraison and harvest were all earlier than is usually expected of Coonawarra. Warm conditions prevailed in the early part of the summer allowing vines to develop healthy canopies and good bunch set. Some late rain in January and early February was a welcome relief. Temperatures in spring and summer were above the long-term average, resulting in an early harvest for shiraz. More than 80% of McLaren Vale had been harvested by mid-March. Cool February conditions in the Adelaide Hills ensured ripening was steady and the slightly early start to vintage was a result of a mild and dry growing season. Grapes across all the main growing regions were able to ripen evenly and develop desirable flavours.

Grape variety
Shiraz
Shiraz
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.72
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.72
Maturation
12 months in 50+ y.o. large oak vats
12 months in 50+ y.o. large oak vats
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