Balnaves Cabernet Merlot 2013

"Deep garnet; a dark mix of red and black fruits, ironstone minerality and leather are evident on the bouquet; the palate is full-bodied and dry, with ample chewy tannins taking pride of place over fruit at this early stage; time should s...



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Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon (Blends)
Brand Name
Balnaves
Style
Red Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
AUSTRALIA
Region
Coonawarra, SA

Product Description

"Deep garnet; a dark mix of red and black fruits, ironstone minerality and leather are evident on the bouquet; the palate is full-bodied and dry, with ample chewy tannins taking pride of place over fruit at this early stage; time should see all parts come together."


REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES

Balnaves Cabernet Merlot 2010
"A 92/8% blend that spent 17 months in new and used French oak from topflight coopers; the crimson colour leads into a bouquet and palate with blackcurrant and cassis to the fore; the oak adds to both texture and flavour, but it is the lifted fruit on the finish that really puts the stamp of quality on the wine."
94 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion


"Blackcurrant and blue fruit, a little mint and choc-licorice and nutty oak (with a slight gluey character, I thought). Medium to full bodied with a minor level of astringency and pretty firm tannin, but marries fair balance with good flavour and a decent finish. A solid offering."
90 Points Gary Walsh, Wine Front


Balnaves Cabernet Merlot 2009
"A 72/28 blend, spending 12 months in French oak, 60% new; the bouquet is seductive, fruit and oak combining well; the sumptuous palate opens with cassis, blackberry and a touch of regional mint, textured tannins coming through strongly on the back-palate. Needs time for those tannins to soften, but there is so much fruit this will present no problem."
94 Points James Halliday

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