Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Item No.: WDAR1419
Winery: Balnaves
Region(s): Coonawarra
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Description: Amoung his many pursuits, Doug Balnaves was a shearer of Merino sheep. A shearer in Australia is paid by the number of sheep he shears. Counted every two hour period, the Tally is recorded in the Tally book. The higher the Tally, the greater the recognition among his peers for skill and hard work. As an expression of this tradition, the Balnaves family see the wine "The Tally" as the ultimate achievement for their company. The fruit flavours are typical Coonawarra with strong cassis, liquorice, and mineral characters dominating, while tannin structures are also bigger and more obvious. Blended from extended maceration ferments from our Quarry (49 %), Dead Morris (29%) and Walker vineyards (22%). This wine received 20 months in new fine-grained Sequin Moreau Chateau barriques, Taransaud Hogsheads and Saury Hogsheads, prior to light egg white fining and bottling in February 2003
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Vintage: 2001
Rating: JH 96
Volume: 750ml
HK $388.00