2012 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Phoenix"
Winery: Penley Estate
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Phoenix"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: Australia
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
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