The Little Penguin Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Little in the way of complexity, but this is okay for a super-budget choice. Non offensive to the pallate or the nose.Add winemaker's notes
The little penguin wines are appropriate for any occasion. From a party with the whole colony to a quiet night in the burrow, the little penguin enjoys nothing more than socializing and foraging for delicacies.
Little in the way of complexity, but this is okay for a super-budget choice. Non offensive to the pallate or the nose.
A simple good wine inexpensive
This is a nice Cabernet, not excellent but nice. Deep berry smell with deep berry taste, sweet taste and with sufficient tannins that let you know they're working well. Good finish letting your palate know that this wine is well balanced. Great price. Needs further time to age to be great.
My introduction to Little Penguin wines began with their blockbuster vintage bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from 2005. Subsequent vintages of 06 and 07' were good, but lacked the mouth-coating jammyness of cedar, spices and delicious bright fruit of the 05.' Now comes 2008 and my first thoughts are on it's similarities with the 05.' The nose is candyish but still pleasant and the wine has great color and coats the glass well. Soft, fruitilicious and interesting, this bottling could easily be mistaken for one twice its price except for one unmistakable fault - it finishes with a cloying sweet that in my opinion makes the wine less enjoyable. Might rate this one higher upon further review, but until then can only give it 2 1/2 stars and 84 pts on the 100 pt. scale.
Enjoyed it. First time drinking the Penguin.
Brilliant, one of the best reds I've had in this price range.
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The biggest Little Penguin wine has an awesome rubyred color and the scent of fresh berries. The palate jumps with sweet Australian Cabernet fruit and soft background tannins and a great taste that lingers. An age worthy Cabernet that drinks beautifully now. Ideal with grilled meats, poultry, hard cheeses and pasta.
ow to get the most out of drinking the Little Penguin wines.The Basics: 1. Open a bottle of wine. 2. Pour it in a glass. 3. Open your mouth. 4. Tip wine into your mouth. 5. Swallow. (preferably before reaching full capacity) 6. Enjoy. (In moderation, of course.)This may sound simple to you, but to a penguin this is no small task. There are some more advanced steps that can make you look like an experienced wine drinker. (If that kind of thing is important to you.) 1. Look at the wine. Hold the glass by the stem (It's called stemware, get it?) and tip it away from you, preferably against a white background. Examine it carefully for color and clarity. (A furrowed brow or inquisitive gaze may enhance the authoritarian effect here.) Is it bright or dull? Intense or muted? Clear or cloudy? 2. Smell the wine. Swirl the wine in the glass, paying special attention to avoid wearing it on your shirt or blouse. Then smell the wine. Unlike penguins (for obvious reasons when you consider their diet) our sense of smell is incredibly important in how our sense of taste works. Swirling enhances the smell of the wine by releasing any exciting fruit aromas and allowing it to react with air. You will want to take one big sniff. Go ahead stick your schnoz all the way in there. Then describe what you smell. 3. Sip the wine. Finally, take a generous sip and let the wine rest in your mouth. It may help to aspirate, or draw a little air into your mouth, but gargling is considered inappropriate. Consider the wine. What does it taste like? How does it feel? At this point, you can either choose to spit or to swallow the wine. Either way, you will get the full effect of the taste. If spitting, try to avoid the general direction of other people and restrain from making loogy sounds. 4. Take note. So, what did you think? Write it down - what it smelled like, your first impressions, the aftertaste. More importantly, did you like it? If you did, go ahead and have another sip, no one will blame you. 5. Repeat. Do it all over again, just with a different wine. You might want to have a drink of water and a bite of bread to 'cleanse your palate' before moving to the next wine. 6. Enjoy!
Light and appealing for its juicy, ripe berry flavors,which linger nicely on the crisp finish. Drink now.
Wine Tasting NotesLovely ruby red color, eluding to a fresh red bell pepper nose with hints of juicy red cherries and plump raspberries. The palate is alive with sweet Australian Cabernet fruit and soft background tannins, closing with a wonderful persistence. Drinking beautifully now. Enjoy with grilled meats, poultry, hard cheeses and Italian-style pasta.
Lithe and light on its feet, with ripe currant and cherry fruit, polished texture and easy-drinking style. Drink now.
Soft and gentle, appealing for its plum and currant flavors that track gently into the velvety finish. Drink now.
The dominant aroma here is raspberry, which is followed up on the plate by some sweet, concentrated berry fruit. A good casual quaffer.
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