The Bowen Estate vineyards were established in 1972. Doug and Joy Bowen, joined by their daughter Emma continue the tradition of producing classic Coonawarra wines from hand pruned vines. The vineyards are situated in the heart of Coonawarra on prime terra rossa soil. With over 30 vintages produced at Bowen Estate, the wines consistently reflect the true characteristics of the area. Emma now joining her parents, only enhances the continuity of the classic Coonawarra style.
An opulent and stylish wine that leaps out of the glass. Plenty of seductive dark berry fruit characters dominate not only the bouquet but the palate as well. Delicately handled fine grain French oak supports all aspects of this wine. The palate is well structured and richly textured with classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon berry richness and balanced tannins. A brilliant harmonious wine from one of the better Coonawarra vintages.
This is on the riper spectrum, but it doesn't stray into OTT territory. There's a lot of flavour, sure, but it comes out complete and balanced. Awash with currants and blackberries, mint chocolates and freshly rolled tobacco. Textural tannins have some poise and the finish is fresh and long. Drink to: 2030; Price: $32.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2021; Alcohol: 14.7%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; Jane Faulkner; James Halliday Wine Companion
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