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2005 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Penfolds Wines penfolds.com
Appellation: South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$88.40
Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 30, 2011 , bahar leventoglu
rated: May 9, 2008 , lamps
Best 2020-2025
rated: January 2, 2010 , James Halliday winepros.com.au
94 points "A substantial wine in all respects, with more richness and mouthfeel than many of the 1980s and ’90s; the array of black fruits with a twist of cassis is perfectly balanced, as is the oak and tannin support. Screwcap. Rating 94 Drink 2025" Best -2025
rated: January 2, 2010 , Wine Front Monthly
93 points "There’s a lot of box ticking to be done with some of these Penfolds wines, and this vintage puts the multi back into multi-regional blend. There’s also 10% Cabernet this year too, which is nice to see. Dark berry, pepper, old wood and leather, spice, menthol, licorice - even mixed peel. Lots going on - the sum of many parts creating a complex whole. It’s medium to full bodied yet dense with some grippy tannin traction action and an almost tangy herbal freshness mixing with rich fruit flavour and a long malty finish. It’s more your dark and savoury style of St Henri (most recently 99, 03) rather than a sweeter fruited one (98, 04), although not quite as convincing as either the 1999 or 2004. Needs a fair bit of time but certain to reward the patient. Rated : 93+ Points Tasted : Apr09 Alcohol : 14% Price : $94.95 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2015 - 2030" Best 2015-2030
rated: January 2, 2010 , Oliver Winery oliverwinery.com
93 points "A full deep red, this firm and drying shiraz has a sweet, chocolatey and leathery bouquet of red berry and dark plum confiture, with hint of raisin. It’s sumptuous and sweet-fruited, dark and brambly, finishing with excellent length and a lingering firm, but tightly integrated undercarriage. (South Australia, 93/100" Best -2017