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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90845)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Thomas Hyland range honors the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, whose stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine.

The 2004 Thomas Hyland Cabernet is opulent and full, with sweet wild raspberry freshness and an underpinning chocolatey richness. A typically tight, but generous varietal fruit structure is immediately satisfying in the glass whilst promising very good medium term cellaring prospects. The finely grained tannins and carefully integrated oak lend complexity to a sustained finish.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.