2012 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"
Winery: Penley Estate
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 50
KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 16, 2016
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from down under is unique. It opens with black currant and eucalyptus bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tart black cherry and flinty mineral blend with notes of integrated blackberry jam and old oak. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins and fruit flavors linger for quite a while. This Cab is interesting, as it is a clash of styles. It is interesting ripe fruit and a minerally vibe melded together. I would decant it for an hour and serve with a flat iron steak. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Quintessential Coonawarra Cabernet aromas here. Complex, fresh with black currant leaf notes, touch of mulberry and blackberry fruits and hints of licorice plus fragrant sweet cedar notes linger on the nose. The palate is multi-layered, generous and has a great balance of acid, fruit and tannin. Flavors of striking, rich berry characters, strong vanillin lead into smoky notes from the fine grained French oak which add length and depth to the finish.
Organic status: not organic
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