Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8209 ratings
8.722 pro ratings
Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Unexpectedly good

Unexpectedly good

Jun 21st, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Splintered wood, sweet oak and ripe plums

Splintered wood, sweet oak and ripe plums

May 22nd, 2016
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.0

2006 vintage - tasted blind as the second Penley for the night - great fruit & oak balance - lovely Cabernet with years ahead of it

2006 vintage - tasted blind as the second Penley for the night - great fruit & oak balance - lovely Cabernet with years ahead of it

Jul 13th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

9.0

A really well done Cabernet, vibrant red berry fruit, firm acidity and peppery spice leading to a long finish loaded with smooth, mouth coating, toasty tannins. A whole lot of wine for $16. Balanced, distinct and worth buying more!

A really well done Cabernet, vibrant red berry fruit, firm acidity and peppery spice leading to a long finish loaded with smooth, mouth coating, toasty tannins. A whole lot of wine for $16. Balanced, distinct and worth buying more!

Mar 30th, 2015
Adam Dromi

Classics #coonawarra and at a great value #aussiewine

Classics #coonawarra and at a great value #aussiewine

Mar 27th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

what a nice surprise. nice cab if you enjoy a bit of green pepper

what a nice surprise. nice cab if you enjoy a bit of green pepper

Apr 12th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.4

Grenadine, band aid, tea, clove and chocolate.

Grenadine, band aid, tea, clove and chocolate.

Mar 24th, 2014
Peter Plaehn

As wonderful and well-made as this wine is, hell will need to be frosty for me to love a Cabernet.

As wonderful and well-made as this wine is, hell will need to be frosty for me to love a Cabernet.

Feb 18th, 2014
John Keeney

Spicy.

Spicy.

May 15th, 2018
Lawrence Asrikin

Crushed red pepper, bell pepper, some smoke. Medium bodied with medium tannins. It’s kind of an old-school but new-world kind of Cabernet, if that even makes sense. Goes extremely well with Mexican food. Extra point for not attempting to copy Bordeaux or Napa.

Crushed red pepper, bell pepper, some smoke. Medium bodied with medium tannins. It’s kind of an old-school but new-world kind of Cabernet, if that even makes sense. Goes extremely well with Mexican food. Extra point for not attempting to copy Bordeaux or Napa.

May 6th, 2018