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PengWine is young. It produces only seven blended wines, with Cabernet Sauvignon acting as the base grape. A good introduction to the range is the Gentoo 2003 ($60), a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz: it boasts a good structure with notes of caramel and berries. The Humboldt 2003 ($65) is a display of power and finesse: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet France, Petit Verdot and Malbec combine to endow it with a very fruity, velvety character and hints of soil and vanilla—cellar this red for a few more years, and this penguin will flaunt a finer coat of feathers.

Available at Top Wines. Tel: 6468 3866

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