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2005 Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
Drink between 2014 - 2023 (Edit)
CT91.9 179 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 126

  • mirondea wrote: 93 points

    December 27, 2022 - 0

  • JonathanP wrote: 91 points

    September 15, 2022 - Double decanted for 2-3 hours. A fairly relaxed but polished Aussie Shiraz. Not a bruiser. While clearly new world it is relatively restrained compared to some of its Barossa siblings. Lots of polished sweet black fruit with some savouriness and a hint of spice on the palate. Alcohol is in check. Tannins are resolving nicely with a hint of powder. In the zone now with a good decant, but should be fine to hang on to for another 10 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • CAL-RHONE wrote: 94 points

    July 31, 2022 - Not over the hill, but at the back end of the prime drinking window. Mature tertiary notes are starting to take over the primary fruit that I think these wines are best known for. Structure is still there and overall a great wine. Would have been a 95+ if I had got to it a couple of years ago.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Collector1855 wrote: flawed

    March 12, 2022 - This bottle had a clear oxidative streak next to cooked fruit and torrefaction. I think think it was representative

  • Mbad77 wrote: 92 points

    March 6, 2022 - Ready to go, gave a few hours decant.
    Some savoury earthy notes with touch of liquorice. Plenty of fruit still. Seems a little simple. Not brash and decent enough. Can drink with or without food.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    12/2/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2009, IWC Issue #146 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/20/2009 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    5/3/2009 (link)

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    3/11/2009 (link)

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  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation St. Henri
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 012354071773, 2100003256942, 9310297000524, 9310297000920, 9310297001026, 9310297654857, 9418594001265

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,231 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,161 (34%)

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