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Balgownie Estate

Simon Wiener
 
21 July 2018 | Wine Details | Simon Wiener

Single Vineyard Shiraz Reviews

Read some of the exceptional reviews for the new release Single Vineyard Shiraz from Balgownie Estate's Bendigo Vineyard.

 

2015 Centre Block Shiraz

James Halliday's Review:

"This is a looser knit single-site Bendigo shiraz than its brethren. The result is a choir of violet, iodine and blue fruits, lifted by a skein of white pepper melded to transparent acidity and moderate tannins. Slightly reduced, echoes of Northern Rhone in its potential, floral aromatics. Will age beautifully. 96/100"

Jeremy Oliver's Review:

“Assertive and sumptuous, this powerfully flavoured shiraz tempers its intensity with elegance and savoury qualities. Scented with musky spices, cracked pepper and deep dark plum, blackberry and cassis-like scents, it’s supported by fresh, smoky cedar/chocolatey oak. Its intense core of black, blue and red fruit extends long and assertive down a firmish, powdery spine, culminating in a long, faintly mineral finish." 94/100.

Qwines Review:

"Dark fruit gets in deep. Really deep. Whiffs of sandalwood plays its hand but sits alongside the fruit. Still tight through the mouth, aging beyond a decade is not out of the question. Soft baking spices curl around the mouth with dark chocolate dotted amongst the landscape delivering a wine oozing charisma. Oh, I could kick back by the fire with a glass or three of this.
Drink now but it will be better with more time in bottle for a decade." 93/100

 

 

Cellar Door Price $65 per bottle

Platinum Wine Club $48.75 per bottle

 

2015 Railway Block Shiraz

James Halliday's Review:

“The most concentrated of the single block Shiraz pillars, this leaves the lifted, floral aromatics behind in a journey to shiraz’s world of spice: clove, anise, turmeric and black pepper. There are generous fruit flavours from the blue to black spectrum, yet the overall experience is one of energy, herb and power." 94/100.

Qwines Review:

"Hold in two hands and embrace. What a beauty this is! The first release of the Railway Block and what a debut!
As with the Centre Block and Rock Block, this is dense, generous but carries a luscious factor all to its own. Milk chocolate, dark plums, sandalwood and baking spice aromas - so much going on. Things just mesh in a relaxed and effortless manner. The mouth is filled joyously tinged with delicate spices on exit which hang long. An absolute beauty.
Drink now to a decade." 94/100.

Huon Hooke's Review:

“Deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is fragrantly spicy and ripe, rich and plummy, with some undergrowth accents. The wine is medium to full-bodied and soft, fleshy and savoury, the palate finishing with some peppery graphite notes and a trace of pleasant bitterness. It's really nicely balanced and approachable now." 91/100 Drink 2018 to 2030.

 

 

Cellar Door Price $65 per bottle

Platinum Wine Club $48.75 per bottle

 

2015 Rock Block Shiraz

James Halliday's Review:

“This site is a tough position in which the vines struggle to embed their root system. The wine is a highly savoury blend of black olive and anise, impeccably balanced and sinuous, spiralling across the mouth as it tries to shed its firm carapace of moreish tannins and marked acidity." 94/100.

Qwines Review:

"Cedar, black olive, cola, plums, dark berry fruit. Some cured meat too. There's a tension in the mouth which time should release. Chalky and dusty tannins to finish." 91/100.

 

 

Cellar Door Price $55 per bottle

Platinum Wine Club $41.25 per bottle

 

Currently these wines are only available online as an exclusive pre-release offer to members of the Platinum Wine Club for a limited time (August 31st).

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