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    Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Coonawarra, Australia

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    • ST90
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    Professional Ratings: 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Coonawarra, Australia

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 103239

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The color is bright crimson with hints of dark purple due to its oak maturation and specific handling techniques. The fragrant aroma consists of violets, ripe wild berry and integrated spice of the Cabernet grape with strong varietal character typical of the 2008 Coonawarra vintage. Distinct blackberry/ blackcurrant (Cassis) flavors are the characteristic of a good Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon. Mulberry and blackberry are dominant fruit flavors enhanced by a young tight palate with silky grape tannin and elegant complex cedar oak, so typical of the Penley Style. A wine that is closer to full bodied with more grape and oak tannins but still maintains beautiful balance.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Opaque ruby. A complex bouquet displays red berry preserves, cherry and spicecake, along with a peppery overtone. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a subtle hint of candied flowers. Becomes tighter with air, emphasizing the red fruits and finishing with excellent clarity and lingering sweetness. This sexy wine is already delicious.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Stephen Bazzano (9/25/2012)
    I paid 11.97 for this vintage in March 2012. What a deal! Wonderful nose of berries out of the bottle. Deep color and medium to full body. Very smooth and not acidic. Almost a fruit bomb but not quite. Smooth tannins. Will buy 2009 for sure.
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    Alma Leon Reveles (2/22/2011)
    Year after year this is my "go to" cab. When friends ask me to pick out a wine for them, I suggest the Phoenix. It has typical Australian suppleness and is sufficiently complex to be interesting all on its own. It is great complement to food.
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    David R Bebeau (6/7/2011)
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    robgrant (1/9/2012)

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