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2004 Penley Estate Chertsey (750ml)
Producer: Penley Estate penley.com.au
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$50.39
Description: Co-fermented
Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 30, 2008 , from a member
90 points
rated: May 10, 2008 , Winemaker's notes
"The objective of the Chertsey wine was to show the regions true characteristics through wines that grow best in the region- Cabernet and Merlot. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot each show their own unique characteristics in this wine but also compliment each other. This blend is often used in wines from the Bordeaux region in France, where these varieties also thrive to produce the best wines of the region. -- Penley Style: Balance is a key feature in all Penley wines. This ensures the wine will mature successfully in the bottle. Coupling Australia’s rich flavours, it can be drunk whenever the mood dictates. Inherent in the Penley style is soft balance but this should not detract from ageing potential. The wine is made with bottle age in mind. Intense tannin, acid and flavour components are elements required. It is a strong held belief that these components need to be in balance, not just in place, for a wine to mature in bottle. The Chertsey is made from 100% estate grown fruit and is also non filtered, which gives the wine greater complexity."