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Penley Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Chertsey 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This comes in a gigantic bottle. Complex on the nose with layers of intense red and black currant fruit, mint, tobacco, prune, white pepper and stone aromas. This is a big wine but one that's packing some serious acidity that helps to offset the effects of tons of ripe fruit. The flavors are vivid and intense, combining hints of truffle, chocolate and mushroom with raspberry, wild cherry and plum fruits all topped with white pepper spice. The tannins are a touch angular but modest in the scheme of things. Turning a bit beefy on the back end, this really pops on the bright succulent finish with peppery wild currant and raspberry flavors. Quite a compelling example of its type. 94pts

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Penley Estate Pty Ltd:
Penley Estate is located in the heart of Australia’s greatest Cabernet region: Coonawarra. Owner Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the pioneering Penfold and Tolley winemaking families, has over 25 years winemaking experience, including tutelage under Grange creator Max Schubert. Continuing a family tradition that spans five generations, Tolley established Penley in 1988 on Coonawarra’s fame... Read more
Penley Estate is located in the heart of Australia’s greatest Cabernet region: Coonawarra. Owner Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the pioneering Penfold and Tolley winemaking families, has over 25 years winemaking experience, including tutelage under Grange creator Max Schubert. Continuing a family tradition that spans five generations, Tolley established Penley in 1988 on Coonawarra’s famed “terra rossa” soils, with the aim of producing terroir driven wines of true regional character. Penley is now regarded as one of the region’s leading producers. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Penley Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Chertsey

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,555
4.50 5
01/09/2013

This comes in a gigantic bottle. Complex on the nose with layers of intense red and black currant fruit, mint, tobacco, prune, white pepper and stone aromas. This is a big wine but one that's packing some serious acidity that helps to offset the effects of tons of ripe fruit. The flavors are vivid and intense, combining hints of truffle, chocolate and mushroom with raspberry, wild cherry and plum fruits all topped with white pepper spice. The tannins are a touch angular but modest in the scheme of things. Turning a bit beefy on the back end, this really pops on the bright succulent finish with peppery wild currant and raspberry flavors. Quite a compelling example of its type. 94pts


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Snooth User: rlapolla
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Snooth User: minx1954
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Vintage: 2004 06/15/2010

a full bodied smooth wine with rich tannins



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