Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018
Deep inky blood-red colour. Spice, savoury and herbaceous on the nose, while the palate shows juicy fruit characters of plum, fig and rhubarb compliments by mouth-watering, finely etched tannins.
Andrew Caillard MW
A beautiful St Henri vintage. Gorgeously seductive blackberry, mulberry, dark cherry, sweet plum aromas with dark chocolate, graphite, roasted walnut notes. Inky and sinuous palate with plentiful ripe blackberry, mulberry fruits, fine looseknit chalky tannins, superb mid-palate viscosity and underlying chinotto, roasted walnut notes. One of the great St Henri vintages in recent times, based on the length and breadth of South Australian vineyards. 99/100 Points.
Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion
The effortless, unassuming self-assuredness of St Henri holds a unique and beloved place in the assemblage of Penfolds heroes, and 2018 marks another of the greats. Accomplished, spicy, glossy black fruits of grand fruit integrity unfold to magnificent effect in the glass. I look forward to spectating from the sidelines as its fruit slowly unfurls over the decades to come. An adorable St Henri that exemplifies all that this label stands for. 97/100 Points.