From the Penny's Hill website: https://www.pennyshill.com.au
On the foothills east of McLaren Vale, the original narrow-planted Penny’s Hill Vineyard produces lower yields of high quality Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache for wines of texture, complexity and interest.
Slightly cooler than the valley floor, the site experiences even ripening temperatures and by precise canopy management, produces fruit of a quality which ranks it among the district’s best. Total area: 17.8ha (44 acres). Vines planted: 1991-1996
A complex nose with varietal definition that offers black berry fruits and dark cherry intermingled with cedar and oak spice, leafy notes and subtle earthiness. The palate shows seamless style and substance with an abundance of generosity and varietal Cabernet Sauvignon flavour. The oak adds layers and supports the fruit whilst the fine long tannins provide structure and a length to charm. Ready to drink, but will cellar for 6-10 years
93 Points: James Halliday - Wine Companion 2018: "Hand tended, low-yielding vines on loamy topsoil over a clay base. 30% new French oak, 16 months maturation. Textbook McLaren Vale cabernet with every hair in place. Blackcurrant aromas (a hint of dried currant as well) with a milky chocolate overlay and dusty, cedary varietal character. Smoothly textured, but there's depth to the flavours and the tannin is spot on."