|Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 1998|
Region: Barossa Valley
Best Drinking: 2005 to 2015
Best Vintages: '66, '67, '76, '82, '85, '88, '90, '91, '93, '94, '96
Drink with: Braised lamb
Price guide: $ 50.00 AUD
Born of the vigorous rivalry between and radically different winemaking philosophies of Max Schubert and John Davoren. With the exception of emphasis on the highest-quality grape sources, Grange and St Henri are polar opposites. This traditional wine is made from Barossa, Clare and Eden Valleys, McLaren Vale, and Langhorne Creek Shiraz; and a little Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley; oak influence is minimal. First made in 1957.
James Halliday Dec 10 2002 Rating: 94 out of 100
Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet has, as one would expect, good fruit and oak balance and integration; strong blackberry fruit provides the ripe core of the palate, which has a quite savoury finish and tannins to provide ample structure. A great example of St Henri.
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