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    2017 Balgownie Estate Centre Block Shiraz

    Bendigo, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Aged in French oak puncheons and barriques. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Nosing offers up aromas of liquorice, blackberry and dark plum which meld into toasty vanillin oak, graphite, dried meats and pepper. Medium bodied with a supple entry, dark plum and liquorice fruits are overtaken by toasty oak, earthy clove and blackpepper characters on the back palate. Dryish finish with slightly chalky tannins and a medium length aftertaste.
    Cellar 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

    Other Reviews….
    Vines planted '69, hand-picked, 20% whole bunch, 25% whole berry, 1.5% viognier ‘addition', open-fermented, 24 days on skins, 12 months in French oak (30% new). A good wine, worthy of the label of bygone years. Drink by 2037.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion