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2017 Balnaves The Blend

Coonawarra, SA

Super mid-week drinking on offer here from this Coonawarra stalwart producer.

$19.00

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About The Wine

The Blend is the best way to get acquainted with the style of wines produced by the Balnaves family.

This is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc made in a more approachable style.

Most wines in Coonawarra are heralded for their cellaring potential, this wine is built for drinking now.

For a Thursday night or a Sunday roast lunch, this goes down an absolute treat while scratching the Coonawarra Bordeaux blend itch at the same time.

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.

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

The Balnaves Estate in beautiful Coonawarra
The Balnaves Estate in beautiful Coonawarra
Coonawarra, SA
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From The Producer

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, remains fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.

Blend : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Balnaves Family
The Balnaves Family
Coonawarra, SA
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Critic Reviews

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"68% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Matured in French oak (30% new) for 12 months. Some smart winemaking on show which belies the affordable price tag. Gentle fragrance, bright red and black fruits, but the real clincher is the concentrated aromatics, delightfully fresh and lifted. There's violet and rose petal with splashes of spice and some of that Coonawarra bay leaf that is pure terroir. Sensational value." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Classic satisfying blend

Black fruits and cedar

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Bang for buck!

Distinctly Coonawarra

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