PENLEY ESTATE “Helios” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

PENLEY ESTATE "Helios" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

(Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia) $60

Australian Shiraz may get all the attention, but Australian Cabernet Sauvignon can be stunning—especially the Cabernets from Coonawarra (in South Australia) and from the Margaret River (in Western Australia). Coonawarra, in fact, is one of the few places in the world where Cabernet grows in limestone soils. Helios (the word is Ancient Greek for the sun god) by Penley Estate is packed with blackberry and cassis flavors woven together with bay, sage, and menthol. It’s a “cool” Cabernet that bursts onto the palate with wonderful liveliness. There’s lots of fine tannin here that gives the wine a sense of majesty. If you know Napa Cabernet, and know Bordeaux, it’s time to experience Australia’s top Cabs.

94 points KM

Available at Old Bridge Cellars

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