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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 1997
Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 1997
(search item no. 51842)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is bright crimson with some amber tints indicating oak maturation and some bottle age. The nose is quite distinctive and commanding. This wine has a principal flavour of berry-like Shiraz with a rich but soft oak tannin. The length of flavour shows a strong and rich berry Cabernet Sauvignon character. The blend of complex flavours is the feature of this full-bodied wine.
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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.