Penfolds 2016 St. Henri Shiraz (South Australia)

Cellar Selection

The latest St. Henri has all the polished, chocolaty plushness Penfolds is so known for, but this bottling is particularly comfortable in its own skin, and seems set for a longer time in cellar than Penfolds Grange. It's denser, with more earthy, olivey, charred oak notes than the brand's most famous wine—and also wildly more affordable—with fleshy plum and brambly berry fruit woven into those more barrel-derived secondary notes. Despite its velvety opulence, it's not bombastic. Tannins are muscular and spicy and also precise and refined, knitting together the plump fruit. Drink 2023–2040 and likely longer. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    14.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • Date Published
    7/1/2020
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