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2010 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Phoenix"

Penley 2010 Phoenix Cabernet

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Phoenix"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Coonawarra

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 1, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Cabernet from down under opens with a red raspberry and mild menthol like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mineral infused plum with hints of old oak, black pepper, and red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Cab would be perfect with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Phoenix name recognizes the first winemaking company purchased by Douglas Tolley in South Australia in 1888, "The Phoenix Winemaking and Distilling Company." The nose consists of violets, black currant leaf, ripe wild berry and integrated spice of the Cabernet grape. Mulberry and blackberry are the dominant fruit flavors enhanced by a tight palate with silky grape tannins and elegant complex cedar oak, so typical of Penley Style. A very generous mid palate with a hints of licorice and chocolate lingers on the finish.

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