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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Penley Estate Condor Shiraz Cabernet 2005
Penley Estate Condor Shiraz Cabernet 2005
(search item no. 91663)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2005 Condor Shiraz Cabernet expresses distinctive Coonawarra regionality and structure unique to the Penley Estate property. This complex, full-bodied wine leads with ripe sweet berry on the nose followed by aromas of pepper spice, blackberry and subtle oak. Tantalizing flavors of dark berries, exotic spices and chocolate are heightened by the velvety texture and finish.

Drink now or cellar for five to seven years for additional complexity.

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About Penley Estate:

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 Coonawarra, with the vines planted in the famed "terra rossa" soils – bright red top-soils overlaying soft free-draining limestone.

Critically acclaimed as one of Coonawarra's leading estates, and voted as one of the International Wineries of the Year 2001 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, while the Reserve Cabernet voted best wine of Coonawarra 2001, as judged by winemaking peers and critics.

The Penley Estate signature style comprises distinct, precise, terrior driven wines – not overly oaked or excessively alcoholic. They display ripe clean fruit with true regional character – the senior wines will age for many years.