Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz Reviews

Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz Reviews

Learn More About Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz Through its Reviews.

Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz

2010 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz Reviews

A blend of % Shiraz and 5 Cabernet Sauvignon 

98 Pointz James Suckling

 A rare vintage of only Shiraz in this wine, the sourcing is Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully, and Clare Valley. A very handy vintage of this classically styled Penfolds red. Bright hearty fruit dominates amid earth, tar, and dark nutty elements; boot polish too, really deep. The palate has seamless flow and build with immense concentration at play. Dark liquorice, blackberry, and plum are swathed in deeply ripe, smooth but strong tannins. The finish holds and holds, with dark plum here too. Having terrific length and depth, this will go down as one of the greatest ever St. Henri releases. 

97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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+.

95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

 This dense, richly textured wine packs in a ton of cassis and blackberry fruit. Yet the tannins are firm, the acids crisp. Because this wine is matured in old, large oak vats—and hence exposed to less oxygen than it would if matured in small barrels—it often needs considerable time in the bottle to come around.  

95 Pointz Wine Spectator

 Focused, expressive and complex, this energetic version offers a fleshy mouthful of blueberry, fresh currant, and plum flavors, shaded with spice and loamy earth notes, lingering effortlessly on the long finish. This has the goods to age gracefully for decades. 

93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

 Opaque ruby. Pungent, spice-tinged dark berry liqueur and cherry-vanilla scents unwind slowly while retaining very good focus. Offers palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors complicated by suggestions of mocha and lavender pastilles, with a hint of cracked pepper emerging on the back half. Closes on a smoky note, with mounting tannins and a whiplash of juicy, gently sweet dark berry preserves. 

92 Pointz Wine & Spirits

 In the succulent, juicy mode of the 2010 vintage, this is a fat St. Henri with the gentle earthiness that comes from aging in large, old wooden vats. Everything about the wine is smooth, from the fresh sour cherry flavor to the rose-like perfume in the tannins, which feel substantive and powerful, and completely integrated. This should age well for decades. 

Bonus Reviews

97 Pointz James Halliday

 Arguably the most anticipated Penfolds release of ’14, this is a standout St Henri of the modern era. The gentle touch of maturation in large, old vats propels the purity and definition of a benchmark vintage. It’s elegant and effortless, framing impeccable fruit in finely honed tannins; a Shiraz of space, grace, and enduring longevity.




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