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2012 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Winery: Penley Estate

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Coonawarra

State or country: Australia

Price: $50

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Penley Estate 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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