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Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2014

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.

Released for the first time by Penfolds in the early 1950's (first commercial vintage 1957), it gained a new lease of life in the 1990's as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. 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. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz.

"Always a standout thanks to its out of step vintage release, this was the wine of the release for me. Succulent and silky, this is in the slot already but we know it ages superbly over two decades" Justin Knock MW

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Origin: McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills / South Australia / Australia
  • Grapes: 96% Shiraz / 4% Cabernet Sauvignon

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