Penfolds

Shiraz St. Henri 2016

tanninreich
strukturiert
pikant & würzig
96
100
2
Shiraz 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 7%
5
rot
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2048
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 96/100
Suckling: 98/100
Parker: 96/100
Wine Spectator: 95/100
Decanter: 95/100
Falstaff: 94+/100
6
Australien, South Australia
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
98
/100

Suckling über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Suckling: This is a much anticipated vintage for St. Henri, and it does not disappoint. The complexity of fruit here is stunning, together with a very complex and playfully fragrant, spicy edge with graphite, roasted coffee and woody spices, framing a core of very fresh blackberries, red and dark cherries and blueberries. So fresh and brimming with fruit aromas. The palate has a stunning array of deeply fleshy fruit flavors with a superb sense of length and powerful, ripe tannin, underpinning vibrant, fleshy fruit that is beautifully assembled in a refined, elegant and impressively pure mode. So long and pure. Silky and elegant. A real masterpiece, taking its place among the finest vintages like 2010, 1990 and 1971. 95% shiraz and 5% cabernet sauvignon. Drink over the next three decades. 98/100

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/100

Parker über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Parker: The 2016 St Henri Shiraz is one of the finest St Henris I've ever tasted, rivaling the likes of the 1986 or 1976. It's concentrated and rich, the essence of South Australia Shiraz (although it's been lightened by the addition of 5% Cabernet Sauvignon), unleavened by any new oak. Dark and tarry, it delivers notes of espresso and black olive, plummy fruit and roasted meat. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, it ends long, dark and savory. 96/100

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Wine Spectator über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Wine Spectator: Shows plenty of oomph and verve to the core of blackberry and blueberry flavors, with pops of minerally loam, licorice, black pepper and oolong tea. The tannins are fine-grained and dense, but this remains fresh overall, delivering vibrant juiciness that lends focus and energy to the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2035. 690 cases imported. 95/100

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Decanter über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Decanter: If Grange is a Penfolds icon, St Henri is its loyal sidekick, always without the cloak of new oak - an echo of the so-called ‘Hidden Granges’ when Max Schubert was denied new oak by the Penfolds board. Deep, dark and brooding in colour, its pure, liquorice-spiced Shiraz fragrance shines through on the nose. As mentioned, this is unadorned by new oak, but its chocolatey richness and power - buttressed by 5% Cabernet Sauvignon - is in no way diminished without it. It displays concentrated opulent, spice-laden dark cherry and cassis primary fruit, texturally seamless and savoury with a fine spine of acidity and firm, chewy tannins. Excellent long-term ageing potential. Drink with lamb steaks. 95/100

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/100

Falstaff über: Shiraz St. Henri

-- Falstaff: Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarer Ockerrand. Noten von frischen Kirschen, ein Hauch von gerösteten Kaffeebohnen, dunkles Nougat, Gewürze wie Kardamom und Oregano, facettenreiches Bukett. Saftig, elegant, besitzt runde, tragende Tannine, die noch nicht ganz eingebunden erscheinen, Kirschen im Abgang, zeigt einen mineralischen, straffen Stil, zart vegetaler Touch im Abgang, braucht definitv noch Zeit. 94+/100

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