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2007 Penfolds Shiraz St Henri

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH95
  • WA93
  • ST93
  • WF92
  • CH

Reviews

JH95
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
The colour is bright and deep, the bouquet with black fruits, some meaty aromas and potent spice and licorice components. In the mouth, the flavours are overwhelmingly of black fruits, with echoes of the spice and... The colour is bright and deep, the bouquet with black fruits, some meaty aromas and potent spice and licorice components. In the mouth, the flavours are overwhelmingly of black fruits, with echoes of the spice and licorice of the bouquet, and a hint of tobacco. The ripe, but fine, tannins attest to the skills of the winemaking team.
WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2007 St Henri Shiraz is a little closed at this stage, revealing subtle earthy notes over crushed blackberries, pencil lead, toast, game, smoky bacon and tree bark. Medium bodied... Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2007 St Henri Shiraz is a little closed at this stage, revealing subtle earthy notes over crushed blackberries, pencil lead, toast, game, smoky bacon and tree bark. Medium bodied, elegantly fruited and still very tight-knit, the palate offers beautiful purity structured with firm chewy tannins and very crisp acid that should see it through a long life. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2022+.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Opaque ruby. Rich cherry and dark berry compote aromas are complicated by dried rose and smoky Indian spices. Dark fruit flavors display impressive concentration and an almost oily texture but are in no way heavy. ... Opaque ruby. Rich cherry and dark berry compote aromas are complicated by dried rose and smoky Indian spices. Dark fruit flavors display impressive concentration and an almost oily texture but are in no way heavy. Becomes chewier on the finish, which emphatically echoes the dark fruit flavors and leaves behind notes of candied licorice and bitter chocolate. This bottling has an admirable track record for aging.
WF92
Wine Front - Wine Front, May 2011
This 2007 St Henri Shiraz is made using grapes grown in so many different wine regions that there are almost too many to mention, but (deep breath) here goes: Robe, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Padthaway, Barossa... This 2007 St Henri Shiraz is made using grapes grown in so many different wine regions that there are almost too many to mention, but (deep breath) here goes: Robe, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and the Adelaide Hills. The wine was matured for 12 months in 50-year-old seasoned wine vats. It's 100 percent shiraz this year, too. I always say it: St Henri can be such a difficult wine to rate as a youngster. I recall not liking the 1999 on release; in time it made a fool of me. This release feels loose-knit and stewy. It seems like the result of a difficult year. That said, it smells beautifully of violets, plums, blueberries and spice. Its perfume is rather enchanting. What impresses most about this wine though is its length; it swirls out through the finish, trailing big ribbons of tannin. It's medium-weight at most, but that finish gets me over the line. Yes, once again, I think this St Henri has a significant future ahead of it. Though it's only the wine's persistence, and its enchanting aromatics, that make me think it - those stewy elements are less endearing. --Campbell Mattinson
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, May 2011
Traditional, multi-regional blend sourced from seven districts in South Australia. Opaque in color with a magenta-hued robe. An elegant nose of spice and dark pepper slowly open to reveal notes of black cherry and milk... Traditional, multi-regional blend sourced from seven districts in South Australia. Opaque in color with a magenta-hued robe. An elegant nose of spice and dark pepper slowly open to reveal notes of black cherry and milk chocolate. This vintage of St. Henri is almost Bordeaux-like in its presence with a lovely, compact profile emphasizing fresh dark cherry flavors that are reined in by fresh acidity. The tight and focused finish is supported by a small amount of slightly gravelly tannins. 2007 is one of South Australia's most difficult vintages for this decade and this successful release shows the typicity of the vintage with a compact, focused palate. Tasted in magnum.

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