Wine Of The Week

Penfolds 2012 St Henri Shiraz, Barossa Valley $105

Very dense Shiraz with an ‘old vine’ texture. Layers of dark berry, plum, prune, Christmas cake, spice, anise, dark chocolate, leather, a suggestion of wood smoke and much, much more. Very lengthy palate – a powerful wine that is remarkably drinkable now, with fine ripe tannins smothered by sweet fruit. Will age very well indeed. (Screwcap)

Score: 98 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14.5%

Aging: now-2032

Food match: Loin and Boudin of Venison, Carrots, Miso and Mustard

Stockists: Caro’s Wines, Auckland; Regional Wines, Wellington; Vino Fino, Christchurch

Ranked #1 of 23 2012 Shiraz tasted from South Australia

Winery Rating: 97.9 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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