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2015 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, SA

Top class Coonawarra Cabernet from one of the region's icons.

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About

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.

A classic Coonawarra Cabernet and a beautiful one at that.  Drink now or cellar with confidence.

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
Additional Info

From the Producer

Background

The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. The family, which has been associated with the district since 1855 and Doug, Annette, Kirsty and Pete Balnaves remains fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.

Vineyard Notes

Vintage 2015 was cool with very slow ripening after a warm Christmas, with low night-time temperatures allowing for good maturation. Cabernet Sauvignon from our Walker Cabernet vineyard (97.3%), was blended with (2.7%) Petit Verdot, from Dunstan.

Winemaking

This wine spent 18 months in tight-grain French oak from Taransaud, and Berger and Sylvain cooperages, before bottling in December 2016.

Tasting Notes

Deep rich red in colour, the nose is very perfumed with aromas of blackberry, violets, cassis and graphite combined with fine mocha-coffee French oak. The palate is structured and elegant 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 : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Balnaves Family
The Balnaves Family
Coonawarra, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Includes 2.7% petit verdot, matured for 18 months in oak from (French) Taransaud, Berger and Sylvain coopers. Deeply coloured, this is classic Coonawarra cabernet with cassis, mulberry, mint and dried bay leaf coming together with fine, but firm, tannins to present an intense, earthy wine that doesn't even flick the needle of dead fruit/high alcohol. It thus has a certain austerity of the kind you once found in classed growth Bordeaux from good vintages such as '70." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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