Juicy New World Cabernet, refined French Pinot and ultravalue wines of all stripes fire up this week’s Wine Spectator Insider.
Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010; Coonawarra, SA
Round and distinctive, with a dark cast, weaving licorice and prune flavors through bright plum and earthy spice notes, lingering against crackling tannins. Shows presence, persistence and depth. Best from 2015 through 2020. H.S.
Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon 2010; Coonawarra, SA (Limited Release)
Focused, expressive and attractive, offering a beam of dark berry, light spice and green tea flavors. This finishes harmoniously, riding on a bed of fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2018. H.S.