A small family-owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip makes this popular Balnaves Cabernet Merlot. Since the planting of the first 5 hectares of vines in 1976, the vineyard has grown steadily and now covers a total of 56 hectares of Coonawarra Terra Rossa soil.
The 2008 season was hot and dry and this wine reflects this with a riper cassis and blackberry flavour profile and just a touch of liquorice. Medium to full bodied with a fine structure that supports black and red fruit flavours with typical notes of olive, chilli and herbs that add complexity.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Dense purple; another powerful wine from Balnaves, with intense blackcurrant, plum and cassis fruit; the density of the fruit is matched by the tannins and oak; will be very long lived.” – 94/100 – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion