Whitey - 1:21 am on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
My concern was what I stated above - I had the ONLY page on a topic, but when I searched for that topic I was, at best, #11, and the top 10 results were not even related to that topic.
Site's with a brand pass are ranking site wide for almost every trophy keyword. So it possibly follows that non brands will have a site-wide inverse reaction.
What seems to be happening is that trophy keywords are being eliminated for sites that do not fit with quality metrics and perceived over optimization. When Google recognized your site for having brand status due to good click through rates on your site name etc. , Google gave your site a pass and took you out of your Penguin restrictions.
Your problem still exists IMO [ which is where I see validity with @fathoms views - it's just that you are considered better than Google originally thought and have some reprieve.
I'd work hard on improving all metrics per Tedster's earlier remarks to strengthen your overall threshold and be counting yourself lucky with a great escape [ and good luck to you ].
It's the closest evidence to a recovery of sorts, but as @fathom say's, it's not technically a Penguin recovery. It's more of a Penguin related recovery because other factors flicked Penguin out.