This classic Australian red wine captures and enhances the distinctive characters of Coonawarra. These characters are highlighted by berry tones with a great length and depth of flavour. The complex characters of this wine show intensity and layered depth. To achieve this style it is important to have harmony between fruit intensity, oak tannin, grape tannin and acid. Objective for the Penley style is harmony and balance.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Made with header boards keeping the cap submerged, and finishing fermentation in barrels. The colour is good, and the flavours are in the cassis heartland of cabernet, but the tannins are in an argumentative mood, and need to get out of the bottle on the right side - I think they will in a few years. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour has great depth, almost opaque with purple tints.
The aroma is so typical of Coonawarra Cabernet. Complex, fresh with black currant leaf notes, touch of mulberry and blackberry fruits with hints of liquorice. Fragrant sweet cedar notes linger on the nose.
A very full bodied and masculine wine. Whilst still young, the palate is multi-layered and very generous and has a great balance of acid, fruit and tannin. The wine has a striking berry character with richness of fruit, strong vanillin and smokey influences from the fine grained French oak which add length and depth to the finish. A wine from a great vintage due to the ideal weather, average yields and trouble free harvest.
Medals & Trophies
Double Gold, 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Top 100 Blue Gold Medal, 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2014 Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition
Gold Medal,2013 International wine challenge
Silver Medal, 2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal, 2013 Royal Perth Wine Show
Bronze Medal, 2013 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show
Bronze Medal, 2013 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Commended 2013 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
4 ½ Stars Winestate Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 – Limestone Coast tasting
4 ½ Stars 2013 Winestate Mag Limestone Coast tasting