Huon Hooke 96 Points!
Tyson Stelzer 96 Points!
"...ample tannins to ensure 20-plus years of longevity." - Wine Advocate!
"Deep, bright red/ purple with a bright, fresh-fruit aroma of blueberry, blackberry and spices, with a lick of aniseed and an earty overtone. As usual, its lacks the charry-oak and graphite note that other Penfolds shirazes possess. A lovely soft, rounded, fleshly shiraz, which is supple and smooth and yet full bodies as well, and structured for cellaring. Full-bodied and with a core of sweet fruit, this is a delicious shiraz. Succulent, indeed. I could drink it right now. (7% Cabernet Sauvignon) Drinking 2018-2045"
Huon Hooke, 96 Points!
"A St Henri of character, depth and room-filling exuberance. The great 2015 season has yielded a wine of deep, dark, spicy fruit presence that entices from the outset. It’s framed consummately in firm, fine tannin structure that propels its glorious fruit fanfare and promises effortless life in the cellar, lingering with undeterred line and great persistence."
Tyson Stelzer, 96 Points
"South Australian shiraz (mostly), matured in 50+ year old oak casks. Grapes sourced from an unusual collection of regions: Robe, McLaren Vale, The Peninsulas, the Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Adelaide Hills and Mt Benson. 93% shiraz, 7% cabernet sauvignon. I
Raspberry coulis, the sternness of herbs, a sinewy aspect to the tannin and a late onset of anise. This is an arthouse St Henri; it watches you as you drink it. It feels earnest and young; it feels like it didn’t want to come to the tasting, and only did because Head Office said it had to. Saltbush notes roll through like tumbleweeds. Settle in. Cue Morricone. This story won’t be revealed in a hurry. Drink 2022-2034"
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, 93+ Points, September 2018
"Black olive and plum notes form the base of the 2015 Shiraz St Henri, a wine that sees no new oak (it's aged entirely in old foudres). This vintage includes 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, which gives a bit of lift and a leafy, floral note on the nose. It's medium to full-bodied, with a firm, structured feel and ample tannins to ensure 20-plus years of longevity."
Joe Czerwinksi, Wine Advocate, September 2018