93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Routinely my favorite red cuvée in the Penfolds Collection (matured in large-format seasoned French oak), there is always a freshness and suppleness to the fruit that is most elegant in the glass. Here, the 2020 St Henri Shiraz shows the warm and low-yielding season from whence it came in the splay of roasted beetroot, red fruits and meats on the mid-palate. A chunky, meaty iteration of this wine, the tannins are grippy and full in the mouth. You get aniseed and clove through the finish. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast: Plush, rich and perfumed, the 2020 St. Henri shows intensity and layers of aromas from blackberry jam and plum to roasted root veg seasonings such as ground pepper, sage and fennel seed. The plush palate is harmonious, with concentrated fruit and powerful, chalky tannins. Still in its infancy, this is a classic choice for the cellar and should age gracefully for many decades to come.