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2005 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Producer: Penley Estate penley.com.au
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$17.59
Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 14, 2008 , from a member
87 points "Not as good as the first bottle. Won't buy again."
rated: May 10, 2008 , Winemaker's notes
"The Wine: The colour is bright crimson with hints of dark purple due to its oak maturation and specific handling techniques. The fragrant aroma consists of ripe and rich fruit with complex spice and strong varietal character typical of the 2005 Coonawarra vintage. The aromas are of blackberry and cassis. Distinct blackberry/ blackcurrant (Cassis) flavours, characteristic of a good Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon. The flavour is of young ripe fruits with silky grape tannin and elegant complex cedar oak , so typical of the Penley Style. A wine that is closer to full bodied with more grape and oak tannins but that still maintains beautiful balance. -- Penley Style: The balance is a key feature in all Penley wines. This will ensure the wines will mature successfully in the bottle. This wine shows dominance of spicy cabernet fruit, a dense ripeness with hints of smoky oak and grape tannin. A wine made to enjoy while the young, ripe but elegant, distinct Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon characters are evident. 25% new French Troncais Oak with 68% 1 and 2 year old French oak and 7% second year American Oak was used. Barrel fermentation provided a balanced integration of oak and fruit. To maintain the style, the amount of time in oak each year will vary with the vintage."