Balnaves The Tally represents the flagship wine of this family-owned winery in the heart of the famous Coonawarra region. The 2014 vintage of Balnaves The Tally is again a wonderful example of the lofty heights Coonawarra Cabernet is capable of reaching.
Deep rich red in colour, the nose is perfumed with perfectly ripened dark blackberry, liquorice and cassis fruit. The palate is firm and full bodied, with fleshy cassis and blackberry fruit. The finish is long and textured with fine grainy grape tannins. This wine showing the structure and completeness typical of 'The Tally'. Made to cellar with confidence, decant before drinking.
"96 Points. Includes 5.5% petit verdot, matured for 18 months in French oak (60% new). Counterintuitively, the wine is every bit as approachable now as its lower-priced siblings. The colour is superb, deep but brilliant, the bouquet laden with ripe cassis fruit, the palate threaded with streams of black fruits, firm tannins and high quality oak. Already a great wine, and it has only just begun its journey. Price when Tasted: $105.00 Date when tasted: 10 Feb 2016 14.5% alc. Drink By: 2054. ProCork" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.
The vineyard is divided into small blocks of between one and two hectares, which take into account depth of soil, trellis design, vine clone and row direction. The quality of wine produced from these small blocks is evaluated each year and recorded. This practice proves the validity of the French concept of "terrior" or the effect that microclimate; geological features and other factors have on the quality of the wine produced. Such effects are clearly seen in the small Balnaves vineyard at Coonawarra.
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