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1998 Penfolds Shiraz St Henri Syrah

Australia South Australia

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Professional Reviews

88 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 10/2002
90 points Wine Enthusiast 9/2002
90 points Wine Spectator 8/2002
90 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 8/2002

Member Reviews

Penfolds Shiraz St Henri Syrah 1998
St. Henri Shiraz
Anthony A.
Anthony A.

Rated  on May 15, 2008

1998+ St Henri Shiraz...still very dark with just a touch of age on the rim of the wine. On the nose, dark fruit and blackberry. On the palate, more blackberry fruit, spice and mineral and a touch of leather. Gaining complexity without that over the top in your face fruit. A nice shiraz at that price

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Penfolds Shiraz St Henri Syrah 1998
Grape Jelly
James W.
James W.

Rated  on Apr 08, 2008

It taste like welch's grape jelly.  It's an easy to drink table wine that those who don't know might enjoy but wouldn't pay the $40 it commands - and shouldn't.  Perhaps the age has taken out it's balance but my guess is this was an 87 point wine at it's absolute best.   

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Network Reviews

Bit of a letdown
Score: 87 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
So far I`ve not developed a particular liking for Penfolds, though I`ve only sampled this and the Bin 407 Cab. This did not hold many surprises in the aroma, and the mouth experience wasn`t exciting either. There was some wood character evident despite the vinification process, but for such a renowned vintage I was hoping for something a bit more interesting. Don`t get me wrong, a quality wine this is, but for me this wasn`t in 90+ territory.
Posted by ecrvich on June 8, 2004
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