The Phoenix name recognizes the first winemaking company purchased by Douglas Tolley in
South Australia in 1888, the 'The Phoenix Winemaking and Distilling Company.' The nose
consists of violets, black currant leaf, ripe wild berry and integrated spice of the Cabernet
grape. Mulberry and blackberry are the dominant fruit flavors enhanced by a tight palate
with silky grape tannins and elegant complex cedar oak, so typical of Penley Style. A very
generous mid palate with a hints of licorice and chocolate lingers on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion
Bright crimson; by some distance, the best of the ’09 Penley varietals, with redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit supported by quality cedary oak and fine tannins, the medium-bodied palate long and complete.
Established in 1988, by Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the famous Penfold and Tolley winemaking families – the name Penley is an amalgam of the first three and last three letters from each title.
Tolley has over 25 years of winemaking experience, including being involved in the making of many vintages of the famous Penfolds Grange. The estate is located in the heart of Coonawarra, with the vines planted in the famed "terra... View More