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2009 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Penley 2009 Reserve Cabernet

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2009

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: 92.2 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: May 29, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Cabernet from down under opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint boysenberry and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, fruit forward and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with hints of boysenberry and black cherry. The finish is dry and its lush flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine would be nice by the fireplace and will appeal to Shiraz fans. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The colour has great depth, almost opaque with purple tints. The aroma is so typical of Coonawarra Cabernet. Complex, fresh with black currant leaf notes, touch of mulberry and blackberry fruits interwoven with hints of wild berries and violets. The oak is quite prominent displaying some dusty and vanillin characters on the nose which over time will integrate into the wine thereby adding further complexity to the nose. A very full bodied and luscious wine, whilst still young is showing strong juicy like tannins which will become more silky and velvety with time and evolve as the wine ages The wine has a striking berry character with richness of fruit, strong vanillin and smokey influences from the fine grained French oak which add length and depth to the finish.

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