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Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland 2006

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An elegant, medium-bodied wine with lifted aromas of ripe berry and spice integrated with savory, smoky notes. The middle palate is loaded with silky oak tannin to balance the rich fruit flavors. The finish is long and juicy with just a hint of oak. The Hyland Shiraz is best enjoyed over the next 1-5 years.

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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 Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,968
3.00 5
12/05/2008

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 mid-palate. Nice purity here with very fresh fruit that has a nice spicy kick on the backend. There is a touch of heat on the finish but plenty of buffering material. It could be a bit longer but is a very solid effort ending with a light flourish of sandy minerality. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,968
3.50 5
12/10/2008

This open with some bright cassis syrup, it’s 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 palate, light spice and yellow floral tones, light finish, not a lot of follow through 88pts


Member Reviews for Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland

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4.00 5
12/05/2008

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
12/05/2008

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.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
12/05/2008

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.


Snooth User: deconut
100466939
3.50 5
06/18/2009

Love the nose on this wine - You can really feel the alcohol and smell the fruits. Acidity is right in the middle - feels well balanced in the mouth - not at first though, needed to open up. A bit of mocha and coffee/pepper - nice suprise...for the price!


Snooth User: ehrenfrd
83800139
3.00 5
09/09/2009

huge nose of black fruits; slight bitterness on the end big big taste and moderate tanins. Black currant and black fuits. long after taste


Snooth User: maznoc
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4.00 5
02/20/2010

Gentle tanins, this opened up fairly quickly - showing tart fruit and subtle black pepper on the finish. A very nice medium/full bodied blend; great for the price.


External Reviews for Penley Estate Shiraz Coonawarra Hyland

External Review
10/06/2009

Deep ruby. Red- and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by cigar box and floral qualities. At once sweet and spicy with suave red and dark berry flavors silky tannins and good mineral lift. Nicely balanced shiraz with excellent purity and finishing vivacity.


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10/06/2009

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An elegant, medium-bodied wine with lifted aromas of ripe berry and spice integrated with savory, smoky notes. The middle palate is loaded with silky oak tannin to balance the rich fruit flavors. The finish is long and juicy with just a hint of oak. The Hyland Shiraz is best enjoyed over the next 1-5 years.

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