Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri Australia Premier 2008

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Henri achieves its finesse and integration through aging in old, 1,460-liter oak vats, where the wine develops structure without taking on overt wo... Read more

Crisp in texture with peppery flavors and crunchy tannins around a core of dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with intensity. Best after 201... Read more

Aromen von Pralinen und Milchschokolade. Dieser Jahrgang erinnert an frisch gepresste Randen und Ingwer und getrocknete Gewürze wie Lorbeerblätter ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Henri achieves its finesse and integration through aging in old, 1,460-liter oak vats, where the wine develops structure without taking on overt wood notes. That structure is furthered by a small amount of cabernet (nine percent of the blend in 2008). The


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Crisp in texture with peppery flavors and crunchy tannins around a core of dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with intensity. Best after 2015. -H.S. Wine Spectator.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Aromen von Pralinen und Milchschokolade. Dieser Jahrgang erinnert an frisch gepresste Randen und Ingwer und getrocknete Gewürze wie Lorbeerblätter oder Salbei. Weich und saftig am Gaumen präsentiert der St. Henri eine kräftige Textur. Aromen von Nektarine und Pflaume zeigen sich neben reifen und runden Tanninen. Der St. Henri ist bereits im Reifestadium, obwohl noch viel Potential zur Entfaltung vorhanden ist. Lange und ausdauernd im Abgang.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/20/2012

Crisp in texture, with peppery flavors and crunchy tannins around a core of dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with intensity. Best after 2015. -H.S. Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Penfolds Shiraz St Henri 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/09/2012

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Penfolds Shiraz St Henri 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highlysuccessful, alternative expression of Shiraz. It is unusual among high qualityAustralian red wines as it does not rely on new oak. It was created in themid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life inthe 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy,mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats thatallow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion ofCabernet is often used to improve structure, but the focal point for PenfoldsSt Henri is Shiraz.

Penfolds St Henri is a counterpoint to Penfolds Grange. St Henri is a highlysuccessful, alternative expression of Shiraz. It is unusual among high qualityAustralian red wines as it does not rely on new oak. It was created in themid-1950s (first commercial vintage 1957) and gained a new lease of life inthe 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood.Penfolds St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy,mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats thatallow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. A small proportion ofCabernet is often used to improve structure, but the focal point for PenfoldsSt Henri is Shiraz.

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