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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 59998)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $50.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Penleys flagship wine. This classic Australian red wine captures and enhances the rich, sweet characters of Coonawarra fruit. The colour is bright with deep crimson and some amber tints. The aroma has a striking berry character with richness of fruit due to the late but cool and dry harvest this is added together with strong smoky oak tones, which highlight the intense nature of Penley style. The desired level of sugar and flavour was reached. The palate with its rich sweet berry flavours and strong oak and grape tannins tend to balance and integrate this years strong flavours. A complex wine shows a deeper and richer palate than previous years, this again reflects the vintage conditions. Best defined as a full bodied style.
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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.