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. Drink: 2017-2030 (Nov15)
94 points | Campbell Mattinson,

A blend of 2 Balnaves vineyard sites: Dead Morris and Quarry blocks. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barriques. The nose is perfumed with ripe cassis, liquorice, spice and subtle vanillin oak. Deep and rich.


Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot

Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Balnaves