Penley Estate Chertsey Coonawarra

One of the best Chertsey’s yet, there’s a newfound elegance to this wine in 2010, more fragrant and enticing than ever, laced into a seamless whole of impressively persistent concentration and vibrant poise. It’s a co-fermented blend of almost equal shares of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, without any suggestion of the slightest separation between its components. Blackcurrants, capsicum and violets are woven together with vibrant acidity and finely textured tannins of finesse and longevity. $43 at Cracka.