"The Balnaves family, Coonawarra and Cabernet Sauvignon are concentric circles, indivisible from one another,” declares James Halliday. So true: they’re Coonawarra to the core. Doug Balnaves and children Kirsty and Pete were all born in Penola and the winery sits at the heart of the famous Terra Rossa strip, where Doug started planting vines in 1976. Former Qantas Winemaker of the Year Pete Bissell is the other essential piece of the puzzle, helping this producer to the title of James Halliday Winery of the Year in 2008. 

All cabernet, and it's marching to its own tune. Hum along to the chorus of pristine flavours of blackberries, mulberries, juniper and baking spices, plus some chocolate flecked with mint. The palate is well contained, with sweet fruit and oak neatly played out. Tannins are lovely – grainy and textural. Drink to: 2038; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; Jane Faulkner; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 4105
Brand Balnaves Of Coonawarra
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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