From its first production of 141 cases of 1995 Shiraz, Penny's Hill has established a fine reputation for outstanding vineyards from which acclaimed estate wines have emerged. Very much a part of the recent McLaren Vale landscape, the Penny's Hill story commenced in 1988 with the purchase of the original vineyard site. The brand message: "Proudly Australian. More so McLaren Vale."
Winemaker Alexia Roberts consistently produces fine, full-bodied, fruit driven wines using premium estate-grown fruit from some of the best quality vineyards in the region. A meticulous approach every step of the way, from the narrow-planted, low yielding vineyards and throughout the winemaking process, Alexia’s wines deliver the ultimate balance of texture, complexity and interest.
STEPHEN CREBER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Wild-fermented in French barriques, and then 8 months on lees in 30% new French oak. At present that time in wood looks very apparent, with nutty, toasty, struck match characters prominent. There's richness in the peach and citrus aromas and flavours, and good texture, but there's some hardness on the finish. Not quite the full sum of its parts as yet.