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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2004
Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 88066)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 10 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

An impressive value, the 2004 Hyland Shiraz has received 90+ ratings from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, respected Australian wine critic James Halliday and Wines & Spirits. With endorsements like that, its hard to go wrong!

Heritage has always been important to Penley Estate; the name of this wine recognizes the historical connections to family – one of Australia's forefathers of winemaking – Penfold Hyland.

The color is crimson, but will develop some amber tints from its oak maturation and later bottle age. The aroma is varietal with a complex of berry ripeness with huge intensity reflecting the vintage conditions. Strong lifted aromas of variety and oak. The flavor is rich and fruity. A soft and rich middle palate along with oak tannin on the finish balance the fruit flavors.

"Exhibiting sensational richness and purity, the full-bodied 2004 Shiraz Hyland possesses toasty new oak, blackberry, black currant, raspberry, and cherry characteristics. Layered, deep, medium to full-bodied, and elegant, this 2004 should drink beautifully for a decade or more."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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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.