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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 96704)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
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
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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon captures the distinctive fruit characters of a powerful, yet elegant, Coonawarra Cabernet. The nose expresses a striking, dark berry richness with abundant notes of cherry, black currant, spice, and smoky oak. On the rich, muscular palate, layers of cassis, smoke and chocolate harmonize with supple tannin and acidity. This wine will gain further complexity with time in the bottle.
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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.