Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
- Textured, savoury
We’ve all been patiently waiting in anticipation, twiddling our thumbs in readiness to pounce on the great Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. But greatness cannot be rushed and the wait is well and truly worth it and well and truly OVER!
This is our best quaffing Coonawarra Cab. So approachable and, unlike many a Cabernet, ready to be enjoyed in its youth. Medium bodied yet dark in colour and plush berries over the palate, you can expect all the hallmarks and uniqueness that put Coonawarra on the map. Smooth texture and well integrated tannin work well alongside generous dashes of soft spice and a finish that’ll have you grabbing the bottle and investigating all the specs for yourself. Your wine journey isn’t complete without sampling all the Penley Estate has to offer and we feel this little gem is the best place to start. Bon voyage!
Women in Wine Collection
We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. In an industry that’s still dominated by men, we believe in celebrating the incredible work women are doing. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
The woman behind this wine is Penley Estate Head Winemaker Kate Goodman who makes FANTASTIC wine!
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- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Ang and Bec Tolley, owners of Penley Estate, take their attitude towards wine from their mother's wise words: "grow up and be fascinating." The family purchased a plot of land in Coonawarra in 1988 and won their first gold medal the following year and from there, the excellence just kept on coming. Ang & Bec were left to ponder the future of Penley Estate when brother Kym retired in 2015, but instead of selling up they decided to "revitalise, reinvigorate and refresh the wine," to do justice to their history – a "rich mix of endeavour, passion and vision with a touch of scandal and madness thrown in for good measure." Kate Goodman, considered one of Australia’s best winemakers, was snaffled up a few years back by Penley in what can only be described as a major coup for the winery. Kate made her name setting up Yarra winery Punt Rd, and wineries who can claim to have stained her hands include Wirra Wirra, Tim Knappstein and Seppelt. She’s aiming for “life and lightness” in her wine, respecting the quality of the fruit. Bring it on.
Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.