About The Wine
Penley Estate is located in the center of Australia's most famous Cabernet region: Coonawarra. Continuing a family tradition that spans five generations, the winery was established in 1988 when the Tolley children continued the winemaking heritage of their pioneering families, Penfold and Tolley, both storied names in the Australian wine industry. In 1844, Mary Penfold defied stereotypes and was the driving force behind the establishment of McGill Estate. Similarly, from 1948-1961, Gladys Penfold Hyland was Penfold's Chairman of the Board. Their descendants, sisters Bec and Ang Tolley run Penley Estate, proudly channeling the vim and might of their ancestors!
Penley Estate's 240 acres of vineyards were planted atop Coonawarra's "Terra Rossa" soils with the aim of producing terroir-driven wines with distinctive regional character and are now regarded as one of the region's leading Cabernet and Shiraz producers.
Kate Goodman is the mind behind Penley’s wines. She’s one of Australia's best contemporary winemakers, and in 2018 all her hard work was recognized by Australian Women in Wine awards when they named her “Winemaker of the Year.”
Her expertise includes some of the most emblematic Aussie wineries like Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, Tim Kanppstein in Clare Valley, Seppelt in Great Western, and Punt Road in Yarra Valley, among others.
Tasting notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Tolmer is a modern expression of Coonawarra cabernet showcasing intense blackcurrants and savory notes of French oak. It's medium-bodied without being heavy and has a generous core of juicy fruits with well-integrated chalky tannins. The seamless finish rounds off a bright, fragrant wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years.
A deeper style of cabernet with aromas of purple olives, violets, dark roasting herbs and blueberries. This has seen some longer maceration, which drives deeper flavor and more emulsified tannins. Long blueberries and blackcurrants. Smooth, ripe-tannin finish. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap. ~93 James Suckling
Spicy, juicy, and fragrant, with jammy huckleberry and blackberry flavors at the core, alongside aromatic details of chai tea, dried oregano, and toasted cumin details on the long, complex finish. Tannins are dense but polished and velvety on the finish. Drink now through 2040. 200 cases imported. ~92 Wine Spectator
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