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2005 Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

 
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2005 Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Winery
Balnaves of Coonawarra
Vintage
2005
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Coonawarra
Alcohol (%)
14.5
Purchase Price ($)
85
Wine Rating
95
Closure
Cork
Source
Purchase

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2005 Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Rating 
 
95

Produced from the Dead Morris and Walker Vineyards the wine was fermented in barrel with some parcels having a long post ferment maceration prior to ageing in new French oak barrels from a range of producers for 20 months.

The nose is a ménage of dark berry fruits with subtle vanillin spice and aged leathery notes.

A wine at the peak of its powers with definition of blackberry fruit, but a seamless integration of earth and leather. dark berry fruits that is peppered with French oak spice and understated bay leaf . There is a flowing backbone of acidity that holds tension between primary fruit and aged characteristics

Touches of choc peppermint to finish with blackberry and old leather.

Could go a few more years but is in a great place right now.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2017 - 2020
Date Reviewed
07 29, 2017