SRP of $20 but available for as low as $15. Sample received courtesy Old Bridge Cellars for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"THE VISION: Penley Estate crafts super premium wines at our Coonawarra winery, from estate grown grapes.
THE NAME: Penley was born out of our family names of Penfold and Tolley, synonymous with 160 years of winemaking tradition. Distinguished by its grace and enormous stamina, the condor symbolizes Penley's determination, energy and quiet persistence towards winemaking excellence.
THE WINE: Shiraz gives blackberry and spice to the nose, cabernet sauvignon gives flavours of cassis. The style is full bodied, complex and traditionally Australian. Enjoy in 1 to 5 years.
THE COONAWARRA DISTRICT: Penley is situated in the heart of Coonawarra. Shallow terra rossa over limestone.
THE WINEMAKER: 'Experience was earnt, tradition was given, but my wines reflect what I feel,' Kym Tolley.
The 2008 Penley Estate Condor Coonawarra Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon offers complex aromas of ripe fruit, all kinds of berry notes, black pepper, spice and a little vanilla. This is a smooth tasting wine featuring juicy blackberry flavors and a bit of oak. It offers a rich flavor with a nice mouth-coating texture. The finish? Well, let's just say this is my kind of finish with wonderful spicy tannins that last and last and some yummy underlying blackberry fruit. Delicious!
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Overall Rating: 8.0
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