Penley Estate Condor Shiraz Cabernet 2006

Red Blends from Coonawarra, Australia

Price: $19.99
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Item No. 95744
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • W&S93
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Shiraz.

The Condor symbolizes Penley Estate's determination, energy and quiet persistence towards winemaking excellence. The 2006 Condor Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz is a rich wine with soft, lingering blackberry, chocolate and pepper spice aromas. A full bodied style, the palate has generous ripe berry and savory notes framed by velvety tannins. Drink now or cellar up to seven years for additional complexity.

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Gentle tannins - the wine opens up fairly quickly, tart fruit with slight black pepper on the finish. Nice medium/full bodied blend, great for the price. I had this with shaved Pecorino Romano and it held up well.
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Rating:
(3/1/2011)
nothing special or worth writing home about.
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Learn About Penley Estate Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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