Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


96 Points - James Halliday!


94 Points - Wine Front!


"A serious cabernet showing just what Coonawarra can do in a top vintage" - James Halliday

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

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 "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." 96 points.

- James Halliday

 


 

"Immediately 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." 94 points.

- Mike Bennie, Wine Front 


 


Deep rich red in colour, the nose is very perfumed with aromas of pure cassis, violets, blackberry and graphite combined with fine mocha-coffee French oak. The palate is structured and elegant with ripe cassis fruit and a fine-tannin finish.


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