2013 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, South Australia


Winemaker: Pete Bissell
Vineyard/Year: Balnaves/ 2013
Being poured at: The Point

“The Balnaves family, Coonawarra and Cabernet Sauvignon are concentric circles, indivisible from one another,” declares James Halliday. So true: they’re Coonawarra to the core.

Vintage 2013 produced good crops with fruit coming in late April and with good fruit definition. Blended from our Dead Morris, Quarry and 1976 Old Cabernet vineyards, this wine spent 19 months in tight-grain French oak from Taransaud, Saury and Berger cooperages, before bottling in December 2014.

Tasting notes

Deep rich red in colour, the nose is very perfumed with aromas of pure cassis, violets, blackberry 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.
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