Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia

$27.49
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 44443
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • RP89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • JH92
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

The colour is bright crimson with hints of amber due to its oak maturation and specific handling techniques. The aroma is fresh and lively with fruit dominant and intensity typical of the 1999 Coonawarra vintage. Distinct blackberry/blackcurrant (Cassis) flavours with hints of mint, characteristic of a good Coonawarra cabernet Sauvignon. The flavour is young and fruity with a hint of soft grape and oak tannin, so typical of the Penley Style, though reflecting a finesse that is evident in all our 1999 wines. 1999 is a rich style with medium to full weight, reminiscent of our 1991 Cabernets. A wine that is full bodied but soft and balanced.

Learn About Penley Estate Map ItMap It

Established in 1988, by Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the famous Penfold and Tolley winemaking families - the name Penley is an amalgam of the first three and last three letters from each title. Tolley has over 25 years of winemaking experience, including being involved in the making of many vintages of the famous Penfolds Grange. The estate is located in the heart of...

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Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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