Deep inky colour. Ticks all the boxes for a classic Coonawarra Cabernet nose. Consisting of black, slightly stewed, fruits supported by earth, mint and dried leaves. There is also cedar oak and new leather. Palate is dry, full bodied with ripe blackberries, cassis and chocolate. Well balanced with some delightful sticky fine persistent tannins on the long finish. Good wine.
Balnaves of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Coonawarra, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.