Penley Estate `Gryphon` Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Merlot typically shows bright colours with luscious fruit and velvet like smoothness on the palate. While often regarded as lightweight in style, is capable of great richness depending on district and  winemaking style.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A light to medium-bodied wine with clear red varietal fruit flavours, and also some hints of green (not black) olive - a bequest of the cool vintage. Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine has a deep colour with strong red purple hues.

Aroma

The bouquet is rich and complex with hints of violets, plums, a touch of spice and savoury fruitcake elements.

Palate

The French oak is restrained and well integrated. Medium bodied with a strong mid palate of mulberry and savoury forest underbrush flavours. The texture is soft with integrated smoky vanilla French oak, finishing with a refined smooth tannin structure.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Owner Kym Tolley describes himself as a fifth-generation winemaker,the family tree involving both the Penfolds and the Tolleys. He worked 17 years in the industry before establishing Penley Estate and has made every post a winner since, producing a succession of rich, complex, full-bodied red wines and stylish Chardonnays. These are made from precious estate plantings. A welcome return to form with the ’08 and ’09 reds.

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