Penley Estate Phoenix
Australia - Coonawarra
Wine Enthusiast Review: 92 points
"Full bodied and richly textured, this is an approachable wine that should nonetheless drink well through at least 2025. Toasted coconut accents cassis and blackberry fruit, folding in hints of vanilla on the long, mouthwatering finish." -- Joe Czerwinski
Vinous Review: 90 points
"Youthful purple color. Vibrant redcurrant and cherry scents are complemented by peppery spice and mineral nuances. Lively red berry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter with air and pick up a smoky quality. Finishes tangy and incisive, with excellent cling and smooth mounting tannins."
-- Josh Raynolds
The Wine Advocate Review: 89 points
"Medium to deep garnet-colored, the 2012 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon is intensely scented of crushed black and red currants with nuances of eucalyptus, cedar and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with youthful black currant flavors supported by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Drink it now to 2018+."
Wine Spectator Review: 88 points
"Vibrant, taut and focused, with cedary overtones to the black currant and black pepper flavors, lingering on the toasty finish. Best from 2015 through 2019. 4,300 cases imported."