5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
5 Stars - Raymond Chan.
“An outstanding expression of Cabernet, the bouquet is gloriously ripe and fragrant with blackberry, dark plum and vanilla characters with a hint of mint. The palate is rich and powerful showing excellent density and texture, finishing long and satisfying, backed by plenty of supple tannins.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
“The fourth release of this label, fruit from 23 y.o. vines from the Penley Estate in Coonawarra, fermented to 15.0% alc., the wine aged 13-17 months in 45% new American and French oak. Very dark, saturated blackred colour with purple hues. This has a very full, beautifully ripened fruit bouquet of sweet blackcurrants with subtle mint notes, and balanced oak spices. Full-bodied, this has lush, ripe flavours of blackcurrants with sweet blackberry and black plum flavours, presented with purity and clarity. The flavours are mouth filling, and seamlessly flow through the palate, with sweetness and warmth. Very fine-grained tannins emerge, showing the significant extraction, and along with fine acidity lead to a strong, sustained finish. A rich, classically ripe and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon that has the ability to keep 9-12+ years. Serve with grilled and roasted lamb and beef.” – Raymond Chan, Senior Wine Judge.
In making the wines he loves to make - and drink - the outcome is more so "icon wines from icon regions" and in adding Cabernet Sauvignon to the Mr. Riggs portfolio, the illustrious Coonawarra region was an obvious first choice. A superb vintage and a long-standing relationship with good friend and respected winemaker, Kym Tolley, saw a requisition dispatched to Australia’s most renowned Cabernet ‘outpost’ for a measured slice of the Penley Estate Cabernet crop. The resultant blend consists of grapes harvested from no less than four of ten blocks over 71 hectares of 22-year-old Cabernet vines on the property. Sited at 37 Degrees latitude, the Coonawarra region is 450 kilometres closer to the equator than Bordeaux, and Penley, in keeping with the area generally, is flat; its maximum elevation just 58 metres above sea level. Each block, however, experiences different soil depths that range from red-brown clay loam to brown sand loam, all over limestone.
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