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2008 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Penley 2008 Reserve Cabernet

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Coonawarra

State or country: Australia

Price: $50

Cases produced: 50

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 9, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Cabernet opens with fragrant blackberry and black cherry bouquet with a hint of smoke and raisin. On the palate, this wine is a fruit bomb. It is also medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a black raspberry and red currant with notes with hints of oak, raisin and blueberry. The finish is dry and it moderate dusty tannins are lengthy and linger quite some time. This Cabernet would pair perfectly with a thick ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of ripe, dark mulberries, cassis and earth with a touch of Coonawarra mint, followed by a dense palate of medium to full body. Black cherry, mocha and cedar notes dominate with wonderfully fine yet supportive tannins. This wine will gain further complexity with time in the bottle.

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