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Balnaves Sparkling Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork
Other reviews... [tasted 2016] True to the character of Coonawarra cabernet, this is a cuvee that sings with all the complexity of deep reserves, a blend from '14 back to '95. Black- and redcurrant fruit meets dark chocolate and notes of red capsicum on a long and bright finish. Firm, fine tannins are well handled and promise a long future. A standout in the sparkling cabernet stakes.
92 points - James Hallidays Wine Companion

First tasted August 2007 This wine should impress, but fails to do so – the base wine has been blended from 8 vintages of Reserve wines and kept on lees for 5 months. The wine starts badly, there is virtually no mousse and very little bead – in fact it could barely be described as being spritzig. Deep crimson colour with deep crimson hue. Hints of chocolate and spice on the nose, with a slight effervescent sensation on the palate. Dry tannins overwhelm the fruit component. Aftertaste of plum and stewed fruit.
Drink (2007)
Alc/Vol: 14% Rated: 71 points