Primary fruit driven nose with mullberries and black plums, supported by vanilla oak. Medium bodied wine with soft tannins sweet fruit and a well balanced finish producing a smooth red. Grown from very mature vines planted in 1973 the wine sees 14 months in oak of which 35% is new. All in all it’s a great value for money wine.
Balnaves of Coonawarra Shiraz 2019, 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.