Lovely complex nose with perfume, blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla oak from the Taransaud Barriques. Powerful, full-bodied rich, dry wine with a nice tannin structure. Flavours of blackberry, cassis. mint and damp earth. Classic wine with structure and depth. Fine example of Coonawarra.
Balnaves The Tally 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.