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Penley Estate Chertsey

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Penley Estate Chertsey

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
One of the best Chertsey’s yet, there’s a newfound elegance to this wine in 2010, more fragrant and enticing than ever, laced into a seamless whole of impressively persistent concentration and vibrant poise. It’s a co-fermented blend of almost equal shares of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, without any suggestion of the slightest separation between its components. Blackcurrants, capsicum and violets are woven together with vibrant acidity and finely textured tannins of finesse and longevity.
Wine Taste Edition 126 2013
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot, co-fermented. The colour is excellent, redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas leading into a juicy palate, with vibrant flavours tracking the bouquet; the oak is balanced and the tannins fine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
The Penley claret is roughly half cabernet sauvignon with thirty-odd per cent cabernet franc and twenty-ish per cent merlot. It has a wealth of good old Coonawarra mint on the nose, and plenty of purple olive fruit, cassis and dark cherry. The palate's really superb in its shape and concentration: evenly distributed tannins carry long and even, and there's cherry, cassis and chocolate. A swanky, delicious wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright colour; the promise of the fragrant red and black fruits on the bouquet comes to fruition in the mouth, juicy cassis fruit running through the long palate; high-quality Cork. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A superb edition of Penley's claret-style blend, which is almost evenly split between cabernet sauvignon and merlot, with a hatful of cabernet franc too. It smells of ripe, elegant cassis fruits, toasty oak, some deeper plum and mulberry, and some wet concrete-like earthy notes - quite the Medoc lookalike. The palate's medium-weight and lithe, with ripe cassis and plum-fruit flavours, a wealth of spicy oak and a smooth, creamy resolve. Nice poise indeed.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
Chertsey is modelled around the claret style with a co-fermented twist bringing terrific integration, real harmony. This has real international style and impressive complexity -some distinct regional stamps of blackcurrant and gentle mint leaves, hints of chocolate and earth with some pipe tobacco starting to build. All very comforting stuff. Fine tannins ooze class and there's a long, sweet, lozenge-like finish at work. Very nicely done. Cabernet sauvignon 57%, merlot 28% and cabernet franc 15%.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; complex blackcurrant and redcurrant; smooth tannin and extract. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Shiraz/Cabernet Franc.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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