2013 Balnaves The Blend
Coonawarra, South Australia
Oh my. This wine is so yummy. Full-bodied and rich without being heavy or obvious, dark cherry and chocolate with just a touch of oak and tannin, so well-balanced, so many layers, and such an amazing value especially as it is delicious now and clearly will age equally wonderfully.
$19.79 as part of a mixed case.
23+ bottles available.
"Dark red in colour, the nose is intense with aromas of mulberry, wild blackberry and liquorice combined with delicate smoky-coffee French oak. The palate is medium bodied with a soft round Merlot mouth- feel, black fruit flavours and a touch of dried herbs. This wine will reward careful cellaring, and decant before drinking. Matured in French oak for fourteen months. 14.5% alc."
"90 pts ... A 52/46/2% blend of merlot, cabernet and petit verdot matured for 24 months in 100% French oak. It has typical deep and bright colour, and plenty of upfront flavour, the fruit (although not so much the tannins) backing off on the finish. A tidy package at the right price. Drink through 2020."
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