2020 St Henri Shiraz, Penfolds, South Australia

2020 St Henri Shiraz, Penfolds, South Australia

St Henri's signature is its maturation in large format old French oak. As a result, there's a freshness and purity of fruit that sings through. It's elegant and supple, showing some of the warm character of the 2020 vintage with ripe blackberry and damson. There's aniseed, clove and spicy cured meat complexity on the nose and palate, and lots of concentration from the low-yielding vintage conditions.

Critic score
93/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
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In stock
6 bottles available from £50.00 per bottle
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6 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2055info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

Routinely my favorite red cuvée in the Penfolds Collection (matured in large-format seasoned French oak), there is always a freshness and suppleness to the fruit that is most This document is for internal use only. elegant in the glass. Here, the 2020 St Henri Shiraz shows the warm and low-yielding season from whence it came in the splay of roasted beetroot, red fruits and meats on the midpalate. A chunky, meaty iteration of this wine, the tannins are grippy and full in the mouth. You get aniseed and clove through the finish. Drink 2023 – 2040. 14.5% alc

Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate

Blackish purple. Lifted, somehow glossy fruit. Salty start and very polished, welcoming ripe fruit until a slightly dry-season chewy finish. Not as hot on the end as some wines in this collection. But I would wait a little while for more complexity to form. Drink 2025 – 2040. 14.5% alc

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com

This is an awesome and statuesque St Henri with commanding tannins and a glossy, succulent indulgent and luxurious feel throughout. It has incredible weight and stunning balance and ripeness. I worry that people will drink it the moment it arrives on their doorstep because the fruit is so darned luxurious, but I can imagine that it will run for decades such is the class on display here. Drink 2025 – 2050. 14.5% alc

Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com

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