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1998 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Latest Sale Price

October 24, 2021 - $53

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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

"...Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a sweet, smoky, cedary, full-bodied character revealing notes of cassis, licorice, and olives. Voluptuous and full-bodied, with the tannin largely concealed..."

92Stephen Tanzer

"...Big, rich nose combines plum, redcurrant, roasted nuts, loam and oak. Rich and deep, but given grip and delineation by strong, integrated acidity. Offers lovely middle-palate sweetness of fruit without being at all over the top."

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Coonawarra

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.