Penley Estate `Special Select` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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The value and quality of Coonawarra was first recognised by D. A. Tolley who supplied oak barrels and equipment to the district as early as 1908, gaining access to the wines of Coonawarra. To quote from early Tolley records: “The Coonawarra wines were distinctly different from Hope Valley (Tolley home vineyard site near Adelaide). They were dark purple in colour and they had characteristic aroma whilst fermenting.” Nothing has changed!

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Strong, deep red-purple; a vineyard selection firstly, then a barrel selection; this is by far the best Penley wine in the current releases, with luscious blackberry and plum fruit backed by ripe tannins and quality oak all in balance. Why a cork for such a potentially long-lived wine?Rating 94, Drink By 2028, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2011)

Rating 92 - Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator Insider, April 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


Inky with a great depth of colour and a purple hue.


The nose is strongly fruit driven showing concentrated blackberry, mulberry and cassis characteristics. The aroma has a subtle smokey oak character and a touch of vanillin enhanced during its barrel fermentation.


There is a fine balance of fruit, oak and richness. The palate is opulent and concentrated. The wine shows

elegancy but with great depth of fruit, tightly structured acid and fine silky tannins. Grape and oak tannins are evident and add depth but they do not dominate the wine. Complexity of character, rich berry with firm dry tannins and smokey / cedary flavours linger on the finish and persist in the aftertaste. A great example of high quality Coonawarra Shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Limestone Coast Wine Show 2010

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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