Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016

Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016

 

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Balnaves
Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Coonawarra
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 93 2012
JH James Halliday 94 2010
More information on wine critics and ratings

Deep red in colour, the nose is rich with perfectly ripened dark blackberry, elderberry and cassis fruit.

The palate is medium bodied, but intense with coffee and vanilla characters adding to the dark fruit.

The finish is long and textured with fine, grainy grape tannins.

The Balnaves' family vineyard is situated at the southern end of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. Planted in 1975, the vineyard is now 58 hectares in size (70% planted with Cabernet Sauvignon) and has been in the family for three generations. Balnaves' position was recognized when James Halliday named them "Winery of the Year" in his 2008 Guide. Doug, together with his son Pete and daughter Kirsty, run the Balnaves vineyard and manage another 300 hectares for other… Read more

Wine Spectator (WS) : 93 Points (2012)
Focused and expressive, layering the red berry, black plum, licorice and pumpkin pie notes with finesse and density. The flavors linger easily against moderate tannins. Drink now through 2022.

James Halliday (JH) : 94 Points (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.

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JS
95
RP
93
JH
94
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Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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Balnaves
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
WS
87
RP
87
JH
95
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Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 08-03-2022 . Score: 4.5