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2012 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Phoenix"

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Phoenix"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Coonawarra

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: 4,300

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 30, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Penley opens with a mild black raspberry and gentle green olive bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused red currant with hints of cedar and black cherry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and linger for a while. This Cab would pair well with bacon burgers. 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.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Penley 2012 Phoenix Cabernet.

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