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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2008
Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 105936)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
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
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 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:

Dark crimson in color with a rich red hue. The aroma is varietal with vibrant blueberry / raspberry fruit, with complex mocha nuances and subtle but well integrated smokey oak. The flavor is rich displaying strong varietal fruit flavours and silky smooth tannins. The restrained oak compliments the soft and rich middle palate which leads to a smooth and lengthy finish. The 2008 is a medium to full bodied style of wine with a solid structure.
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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.