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Date Printed: 3/27/2015
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2005
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 99635)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 3/27/2015: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

The color is a dark garnet with a deep core. The nose is floral, perfumed, fresh. Boiled-fruitcake mix -nutmeg / cinnamon and mixed spices are lacedwith glaceed (Cointreau-like) citrus fruits. Subtle praline & liquorice trail on the finish. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied with an acid/tannin conveyance propelling flavor to the back-palate. Balanced yet taut, with a continuum of flavours -sarsaparilla, beetroot, lemon, blackcurrant. Nutmeg, red liquorice & pomegranate jump to the fore while juniper, bay leaf & menthol linger on the finish. Lot's happening! The finish? Lacy tannins. No oak.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon