penfolds, st. henri shiraz, south australia 2012
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2012 penfolds, st. henri shiraz, south australia

Why We're Buying

Captivating aromas. Palate-saturating flavor. Complete body and structure. These are the defining characteristics of Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz. The red wine, which contains 5% cabernet sauvignon, has won over critics and investors alike. Invest today and enjoy a wine with more than three decades of aging potential.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2012 Shiraz St Henri is very impressive with its elegant, sophisticated and well-crafted expression of this superb vintage. As always, there is no new oak employed here, simply 50+ year old large oak vats. This vintage has a dollop (3%) Cabernet Sauvignon, contributing a lovely cassis lift to the heady perfume. Deep garnet-purple colored, it displays a gorgeous nose of commendable purity and intensity with notes of red and blackcurrants, freshly crushed blackberries, menthol, cinnamon stick, bacon fat and cloves. Rich and already expressive on the palate, it is nonetheless built for the long haul with firm, ripe and grainy tannins carrying the fruit to a long and layered finish. This should be a long-lived St Henri that should cellar gracefully for at least 2 decades. Rating: 96+