Shiraz St. Henri

Penfolds

Shiraz St. Henri 2015

tanninreich
strukturiert
pikant & würzig
96
100
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Shiraz 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 7%
5
rot
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2019–2047
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
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Lobenberg: 96/100
Decanter: 96/100
Winespectator: 95/100
International Wine Report: 95/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 94+/100
Suckling: 94/100
Wine Enthusiast: 94/100
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Australien, South Australia
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
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/100

Decanter über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Decanter: Described by Peter Gago as the antithesis of a ‘show wine’, Penfolds' much loved and admired St Henri Shiraz continues to plough its own furrow in glorious style. In many ways it is a superb counterpoint to the more senior Grange, having been aged in large, old oak vats. The nose here is cocoa powder and summer pudding with a touch of mocha. This segues onto a palate of red and black fruits, dark chocolate, graphite and liquorice. St Henris are usually built for the long haul thanks to their acidity, fruit and densely populated tannins, and this is no exception. Superbly structured, juicily vibrant, sweet and balanced, this is tempting to broach now. However, I’d leave it for a couple of decades and wait for the magic to unfurl. 96/100

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Winespectator über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Winespectator: Powerful and concentrated, with dark cocoa and Szechuan peppercorn aromas that mingle with the core of fig paste, plum and black cherry flavors. Shows a freshness to the fruit, but plenty of details gain momentum on the finish. The velvety tannins never get in the way. Drink now through 2039. 95/100

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International Wine Report über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- International Wine Report: The 2015 'St. Henri' Shiraz is a total knockout from Penfolds. It was aged in extremely large 50+ year-old vats and includes a tiny portion of Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) in the final blend. The wine itself beings with deep and wonderfully perfumed aromatics reminiscent of blueberry compote, black tea, mocha and anise that soar from the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous seamless texture, with layers of loganberry preserves, blueberry compote, mocha and crushed mint flavors which envelop the palate. Decadent and multidimensional, this is an absolutely sensational wine which is showing wonderful early appeal, but also displays excellent potential to evolve beautifully in the cellar over the course of the next two decades. 95/100

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Jeb Dunnuck über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Shiraz St. Henri needed plenty of air to shine (I followed this wine for three days) but is a rich, beautiful wine. Ripe black raspberries, incense, minty herbs, and liquid violet notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, layered, concentrated Shiraz that’s impeccably balanced. It doesn’t have the broad, multi-dimensional texture found in the 2016s but is classic, focused, and structured. Give bottles another 3-4 years, and it will keep for 10-15 years. 94+/100

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Suckling über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Suckling: A very silky and approachable edition with a fresh, leathery edge, ahead of mainly redder fruit, pastry, cedar, leaves and a dried eucalyptus-leaf note. The palate is long, silky and supple with a succulent array of redder fruit and blackberry notes. Super primary and elegant. This is a young pup, nicely proportioned but slightly simple for now. Give it plenty of time in the cellar. A blend of 93 per cent shiraz and seven per cent cabernet sauvignon, sourced from McLaren Vale, Robe, The Peninsulas, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Adelaide Hills and Mt. Benson. 94/100

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Wine Enthusiast über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Wine Enthusiast: Aged for 12 months in over 50-year-old large wooden vats, St. Henri shows refreshing little oak when compared to some of the brand's other premium reds. It's still unmistakably Penfolds, though: rich and polished. The nose is a downright pretty mix of sun-ripened blueberries, mocha, violets, black olives and touches of fresh eucalyptus leaves and Middle Eastern spices. There's power on the palate but elegance too. Silky with an even-handed grip of savory fine tannins, the fruit is ripe and plush and set up for aging. 94/100

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