Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec blend. Menthol, leafy Bordeaux driven nose. Elegant medium plus body with primary blackberry fruit flavours as well as mint. What adds structure and length is the dry slightly tannic finish. Lovely drinking wine now or cellar or another 8 years. Top small producer in Beechworth.
Golden Ball Gallice 2017, Beechworth, Victoria
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.