Penfolds St Henri 2006
Let’s check in to see how this Penfolds St Henri looks now.
Surprisingly sullen. There’s still that easy plum fruit, with a dusty edge and fruit that expands through the palate. Despite that width, this ultimately feels oddly mid-weight – as if this is St Henri lite. You’d even call it elegant, if subdued. Given my memories of this as a younger wine, I’m picking it as ‘in a hole’, but curious to see whether this is just an oddly backward bottle. It certainly wasn’t faulty.
Good, not great. Best drinking: Wait 3-4 years. 17.5/20, 91/100+. 14.5%. Would I buy it? Not at the moment.