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2011 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Phoenix"

Penley 2011 Phoenix Cabernet

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2011

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: 2,500

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 1, 2014

Wine Review: This ruby colored Cabernet opens with a mild cherry and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild plum with hints of black cherry and a touch of oak and acai berry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger nicely. This Aussie Cab is very easy to drink and a very good everyday red. I would pair it with an Angus burger with sautéed mushrooms. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas consist of violets, black currant leaf, ripe wild berries and integrated spice notes. Mulberry and blackberry characters drive the palate and are enhanced by a young tight tannins and elegant complex cedar oak, so typical of the Penley Style. A very generous mid palate with a hint of licorice and chocolate lingers on the finish.

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