Wine Enthusiast 94
"This excellent wine offers aromas of blueberry, currant, terra cotta, iodine, savory spices and an umami-like seaweed nuance. Theres lovely depth of flavor, tannin structure and regional expression on the palate."
100 Cabernet Sauvignon
Like a phoenix from the ashes, this cabernet rises from the glass with a complex bouquet of plum, blackberry and anise with a dusting of dark chocolate. It's a delicious contemporary wine, intense and long on the palate with savoury tannins coating the mouth. It's best drunk with food, with friends and with a roaring fire in the background. ~winery notes
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Our wine-making history dates back to 1844, but it really began with a red sports car in 1945.
It was a collision of hearts and minds, a collision that had been 100 years in the making – refined and distilled from two pioneering winemaking families.
When Reginald Lester Tolley rolled up to a function in his red sports car, Judith Anne Penfold Hyland was suitably impressed by the car and rather taken by the man behind the wheel. Sparks flew, romance blossomed and Penley was conceived (as a business name) in 1947 after Reginald and Judith married.
However, it wasn't until 1988 that the Penley name came to life, that it finally bore fruit, so to speak. That's when we (the children of Reginald and Judith) decided to create our own wines – put our label on tradition.