Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


James Halliday 96 Points!
Wine Front 94 Points!

Australia, SA, Coonawarra
750mL
#Red  #Specials  #Cabernet  #Balnaves  #South Australia  #Coonawarra  

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James Halliday 96 points!

From three vineyards, matured for 19 months in French oak from big-name coopers. A serious cabernet showing just what Coonawarra can do in a top vintage; it is intense, complex and packed with cassis/blackcurrant fruit, savoury tannins and positive oak. Drink to 2053


James Halliday Wine Companion, Aug 2016


Wine Front 94 points!

Often a soft spot for Balnaves cabernet, when Coonawarra comes to mind. Sourced from two vineyards, the wine spends 19 months in French oak. mmediately appealing for its perfume, a lock in through choc-mint, sage, dark berry, violet and liquorice (raspberry and salted) scents. Yum. The palate is supple, finely wrought, just juicy but shaded with very fine tannins. Flavours roll long, fine, floating on sweet fruit, cool acidity, sleek line of oak and a web of building tannin firmness. It’s a beautiful young wine but should mature with complete grace. Just so charming, and great drinking.


Mike Bennie, Wine Front, March 2017