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Date Printed: 3/2/2015
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2006
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 107553)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 3/2/2015: $71.99

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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 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:

The color is a deep dark red.
On the nose, the wine shows fragrant scents of praline and dark chocolate immediately conveyed, followed by blackberry, powdered violet & lavender (talc). Beneath, fresh green tobacco and lively spices, cold meats / pan juices fuse together. The result: a youthful, benchmark St Henri aromatic package. The entry on the mouth shows a medium-bodied and relatively 'elegant' feel. A palate stand-off / divide - Kirsch and dark fruits versus pomegranate / cranberry & dessicated Chinese plums. Cold meat flavours - corned beef or poached silverside? Powdery savoury tannins... Polished.

Serve with pork, cauliflower cream, confit turnip, morcilla, fennel seed and spiced quince puree.

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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