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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2002
Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2002
(search item no. 86806)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright crimson with some purple tints indicative of oak maturation, bottle age and vintage character. Distinctive and commanding nose with a strong berry-like aroma. An abundance of ripe fruit. The principal flavor is of berrylike Shiraz but hints of black pepper, with rich distinct oak. The length of palate shows strong, rich berry and cassis Cabernet Sauvignon character.
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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.