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2012 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, SA

A top release of this stalwart Cabernet of the Coonawarra region.

$37.00

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Categories: Balnaves, Wines
About
Impeccable Coonawarra Cabernet, for the long haul.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

If you looked up Coonawarra Cabernet in the dictionary, there could well be a picture of this wine cut and pasted in.

The Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon shows everything that has made this region so famous. It's powerful yet composed, seductive, yet authoritative, it's a wine destined for a big future yet will reward now alongside a rack of lamb.

The 2012 season was very good to the vignerons of Coonawarra and it shows in the balance and composure of this wine.

The 2012 release received 95 points from James Halliday and 94 points from Campbell Mattinson. A classic Coonawarra Cabernet and a beautiful one at that.

About Balnaves

Balnaves is a shining jewel in the crown of Coonawarra.

A family-owned winery established in the early 1970s, Balnaves is one of the few fully independent wine businesses in the region.

Their Reserve Cabernet, The Tally, is one of the country's most collectable Cabernets with an established pedigree for longevity and balance.

With the next generation of Balnaves taking up positions in the family business, their story is set to continue to fold in the region for decades to come.

James Halliday describes Balnaves as, "Coonawarra at its best."

The Balnaves Estate in beautiful Coonawarra
The Balnaves Estate in beautiful Coonawarra
Coonawarra, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Cool, calm nose. Reserved. So too the palate. But the power of the tannin and the push of fruit through the finish suggests an impressive future awaits. Impeccable Coonawarra Cabernet, for the long haul. Gorgeously well balanced and composed. Blackcurrant, mint, tobacco and an ooze of toasty oak." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Estate-grown, coming from the Dead Morris, Walker and Quarry Vineyards; it spent 20 months in French oak from top coopers. Full crimson-purple, it is a luscious, full-bodied cabernet, crammed with cassis fruit, quality oak and substantial tannins. Time is on its side, and it really needs 3-5 years before it is first approached." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Deep rich red in colour, the nose shows aromas of cassis, seaweed and a touch of blackberry, combined with fine mocha-coffee French oak. The palate is structured and lean with ripe cassis fruit and a fine tannin finish. This wine will reward careful cellaring, and we recommend decanting before drinking.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Balnaves Family
The Balnaves Family
Coonawarra, SA
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