2015 Penley Estate Atlas Coonawarra Shiraz

Some things frustrate me when it comes to Coonawarra shiraz.  The main one is that it seems to continually take second place behind Cabernet as the favoured red wine of the region.  I’m not saying it should be first place but people forget that Coonawarra was planted with predominately Shiraz before Cabernet.

Colour has never been an issue with shiraz from this region and it’s no different here. Plenty to lure you in.

The nose is where you start to question the price tag and I mean that in a good way.  This is where I moved on to the good bit.  Tasting it.  Sorry, I mean drinking it!

Lots of (expected) youthful characters straight up.  Black fruits and dark cherries that sit briefly on the mid palate but they hang longer and perfectly on the back palate.  Tannins are kind enough to support the fruit so as not to compromise the finish and enjoyment of this wine.

I realise I haven’t mentioned the impressive new labels and, when it comes to the contents, I don’t think it matters.  The wine is what people are interested in and this will generate a lot of interest, especially at the price.


Region: Coonawarra, South Australia     Price: $20     Source: Sample


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