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Penfolds St Henri Barossa Valley 2014

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Very deep purple-black in color and showing an attractive nose of warm blackcurrants blueberries and licorice with a complex undercurrent of mocha cedar menthol and grilled meat the full-bodied 2010 St Henri Shiraz is relatively rich in the mouth offering tons of fruit structured by firm fine tannins and refreshing acid. It finishes with great persistence. Drink it 2015 to 2030+. 97+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

Member Reviews for Penfolds St Henri Barossa Valley

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Snooth User: BradoP
1372401181
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/22/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: jrk
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/01/2008

Excellent. (First tasted at Ame, San Francisco, 8/2008.)


Snooth User: mparsons
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

If you can't afford a Penfold's Grange ... this is a nice alternative


Snooth User: Serg  Lyashenko
113588963
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/20/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Healy
31380232
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/11/2007

Intense black fruits. long finish. medium bodied. Very enjoyable.


Snooth User: markpilip
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/02/2007

Good value and drink this every year at Christmas.


Snooth User: Clint
2791935
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/06/2007

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Penfolds St Henri Barossa Valley

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Vintage: 2010 07/10/2014

Very deep purple-black in color and showing an attractive nose of warm blackcurrants blueberries and licorice with a complex undercurrent of mocha cedar menthol and grilled meat the full-bodied 2010 St Henri Shiraz is relatively rich in the mouth offering tons of fruit structured by firm fine tannins and refreshing acid. It finishes with great persistence. Drink it 2015 to 2030+. 97+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2009 St Henri Shiraz is slated for release on May 1 2013. It is a little closed at the moment though reveals earthy aromas of warm berries some mulberries and Chinese dried plums over notes of meat black olive coffee and tree bark. Richly concentrated and complex with layered savory flavors it is structured by firm grainy tannins and is finishing long. It needs time to develop further. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+. 93+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas and flavors of cassis cherry licorice and rose pastille. Suave and open on entry then taut dense and seamless offering sweet cherry compote chewing tobacco and spicecake flavors that are lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with very suave fine-grained tannins and impressive mineral-driven persistence. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2009 St Henri Shiraz is slated for release on May 1 2013. It is a little closed at the moment though reveals earthy aromas of warm berries some mulberries and Chinese dried plums over notes of meat black olive coffee and tree bark. Richly concentrated and complex with layered savory flavors it is structured by firm grainy tannins and is finishing long. It needs time to develop further. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+. 93+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers


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Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Supple with nubby tannins around a gorgeous core of currant and pomegranate the flavors floating easily into the long expressive finish hinting at green tea and guava as the finish rolls on serenely. Shows intensity without density coming together seamlessly. Drink now through 2025. From Australia.


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Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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.


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