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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2008
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 116956)
collectible wine
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $73.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 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
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:

St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1460-litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains Shiraz.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has 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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.