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2005 Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Penley Estate penley.com.au   details
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$50.00
 
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rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 10, 2008 , Winemaker's notes
"The Style: 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. -- The Wine: The colour is bright with deep crimson and some purple tints. The aroma has a striking berry character with richness of fruit due to the ideal weather, average yields and late harvest. This is added together with strong smoky oak tones, which highlight the intense nature of the Penley style. The desired level of sugar and flavour was reached. The palate is rich with sweet berry flavours and strong oak and grape tannins, to balance and meld with this years strong flavours. The key elements in this wine are its rich varietal flavours, choice of oak types, finely tuned acid and astringency. The use of 20% American and 80% French Troncais oaks add depth and complexity. It spent 24 months in this oak (98%being new) this is a key to the integration and development. Bottled July 2006. A complex wine that shows a deep and ripe palate . Flavour depth and length dominates they style this year. Best defined as medium to full bodied from a great year. Maturation: While it is difficult to recommend maturation periods, this wine with its palate balance and finely tuned tannins, will allow a minimum of 10-15 years to achieve its full potential"
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : September 24, 2011 , Kingsley Nash
"http://www.penley.com.au/Vintagecharts.htm" Best 2012-2023
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 22, 2007 , Adam Feberwee
"More backward than the Shiraz Special Select, but equally superb is the Pauillac-like, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Classic aromas of creme de cassis, charcoal, coffee, spice box, and toasty oak emerge from this tannic, backward, rich, layered, substantially flavored and endowed Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it 1-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 12-15 years. Score - 93. (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com, Oct. 2005) "
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