Penley Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Tasting Notes

There’s boysenberry, bay leaf and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Blood plums and bucketloads of anise. The palate is dense and fleshy, but without heaviness – this one has pep to her step! Flavours of cassis and forest fruits – so bright and juicy on your palate. So much flavour, but there’s a lick of tannin there to hold it all together. Like smooth pebbles rolling along your tongue carrying all that flavour.

Winery: Pemley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: PENTOLCAB2021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Penley Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon 2021



94 pts Wine Enthusiast “Editors’ Choice” July 2024
Packed with aroma and flavor evoking red-currant cordial, cedar, olive tapenade and bay leaf, this lucid, savory Cab offers lovely freshness and complexity with distinct textural elements and dusty, powerful tannins. It captures the essences of Coonawarra, while still being an approachable, modern style at an every-day drinking price.

Winemaker Notes

Penley – also known as Penley Estate – is located in the heart of one of Australia’s greatest Cabernet wine regions: Coonawarra. Established in 1988 by the direct descendants of the pioneering Penfold and Tolley winemaking families, Coonawarra’s famed Terra Rossa soils were selected for their ability to produce terroir-driven wines of true regional character. Penley is now widely
regarded as one of the region’s leading producers, with winemaker Kate Goodman awarded Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year 2024, with a 5-Star rating for the winery. It’s also committed to reducing its environmental footprint, from moving toward organic vineyard practices, to the lightweight bottles. In 2023, the winery and vineyards were certified by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

2021 was excellent in terms of vine balance, yield and therefore quality! Weather throughout the growing season was mild, with few extremes of heat or cold. We experienced early shoot development, flowering and then a lengthy ripening period. In terms of these seasonal conditions, it might be said that it’s been the most representative Coonawarra season in the last 20 years! In terms of harvest, vine balance was represented by optimum yields and complex flavors resulting from well developed and maintained canopies.

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