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Coonawarra Wine

First planted to vines in 1890, the Coonawarra district has evolved through three distinct historical periods. The first was the era of the Penola Fruit Colony, and the early settlers such as the Redman family who, by dint of hard work, brought to reality the vision of its Scottish founder, John Riddoch. They generally prospered until the First World War. That era was followed by the troubled times of the Depression and the Second World War. It was during this second period that the original John Riddoch cellars were converted to a distillery, and it was only the Redman family who were able to maintain a continuous tradition of table wine production. The third historical period witnessed the appreciation by many other investors of the truly great attributes of this small, yet magic tract of terra rossa soil. Samuel Wynn recognised the quality of the wines from the region and, through his purchase of the original cellars in 1951, initiated what was tantamount to a renaissance of the region. It was also Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Henry's Drive Vignerons Pty Ltd

    During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern...

  • Penfolds (Coonawarra)

    The renown Penfolds winery produces wines (known as “Bins”) sourced from many parts of Australi...

  • Morambro Creek

    Since 1851, five generations of the Bryson family have been involved in agriculture and the uniqu...

  • Majella Wines Pty Ltd

    The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations...

  • Penley Estate Pty Ltd

    Penley Estate is located in the heart of Australia’s greatest Cabernet region: Coonawarra. Owner ...

  • Parker Coonawarra Estate

    Parker Coonawarra Estate has achieved an unmatched reputation both within Australia and overseas ...

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  • Lindemans Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 45 2007

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    Wine review by eula


  • Its not every Tuesday afternoon that I tuck into a line-up of Australian ... ... 2006 Hyland Penley Estate Coonawarra Shiraz15% - $20This wine had divergent opinions about the nose and palate. Most of the tasters found the nose interesting as comments ranged from Michels leafy and weedy notes, dusty fruits and a little brett to Zachs mild lic... Read More

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  • Wines tasted;1)2005 Innocent Bystander Shiraz-Viognier 14.5% - 87pts2)2007 ... ... Hyland Penley Estate Coonawarra Shiraz15%- 88pts5)2004 Leeuwin Estate Siblings Margaret River Shiraz 14% - 90pts6)2004 Kunde Estate Sonoma Valley Syrah 14.1% - 92pts7)2006 dArenberg The Stump Jump GSM 14.5% - 86pts8)2005 dArenberg dArrys Original Shiraz-Grenac... Read More

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  • Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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    This open with some bright cassis syrup, its a touch hot and sweet smelling with candied fruit and fresh apple tones. Turns moderately spicy with a touch of butter and brett lurking in the background. Sweet on entry in a fruit bombish kind of way yet with plenty of acidity and good, soft, extracted tannins, very fresh appley quality on the palat... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pillar Box Red Reserve Proprietary Blend Proprietary Blend 2006

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    Poured into a glass, color wise it has a dark reddish maroon tint and on the nose there is toasted oak and dark fruits with also some menthol or minty notes that are intriguing (I have decanted for over an hour). Upon the first sips, there is dark fruit (stewed cherries perhaps), powerful charred oak and some subtle spice. The finish is short an... Read More

    Wine review by abryksa


  • Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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    Very peppery on the nose, with currant tones, and it made me yearn for a well-done flank steak. Blackberry and truffle on the attack, and a sharp and tannic finish that would have to be more buttery to satisfy. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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    Rich, deep dark nose of licorice and a bit of black cherry. It's a hot nose, but not too terrible. Palate is rich, but shows a lot of brightness and a good, refreshing acidity. That alcohol -- wow. The tannins are pretty smooth, good deep dark fruit flavors of black pepper and a bit of spice. Finishes with dried fruit and a bit of cedar. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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    A little sweetness on the nose recalls sweetened coffee but the base of pepper, beef and ripe blackberry is cool and composed. There's a touch of mint and some background oak but pretty restrained and balanced nose. Juicy and medium bodied with a bit more of an oak tone in the mouth, the tannins are very fine grained adding a silky feel to the m... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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    15% alcohol, and you feel it on the nose, but in the mouth its much better balanced. Very nice, mineral and mocha notes. Its medium acidity, but it somehow feels lighter in the mouth than I'd expect. Nice eucalyptus. The finish is all baked prunes and coffee and licorice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Waca Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra 2004

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    Wine review by Velocita07


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