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Balgownie Estate

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Simon Wiener
 
23 January 2018 | Simon Wiener

Verasion in the Yarra Valley

Veraison is the point where ripening begins and the grapes begin to change colour and accumulate sugar. White grapes, such as Chardonnay begin to take on their characteristic yellow/green colour while red grapes such as Pinot Noir begin to turn to a red/black colour.

Time Posted: 23/01/2018 at 3:07 PM
Simon Wiener
 
9 January 2018 | Simon Wiener

2014 Estate Cabernet is Now Avalaible at Cellar Door

Visit the Yarra Valley Cellar Door over the holidays and try our fabulous new relesase 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Read the oustanding reviews:

“Born from vines that average almost 50 years of age, this is a big bold cabernet of deep concentration, lavish, palate-sticking tannins and ferrous, savoury character. It’s heady in perfume of blackcurrants, plums, gum leaf and blonde tobacco. The palate is an assertive thrust of choc-berry flavours, sweet earthiness and rib-sticking, tacky-textured tannins. It’s a wine of immense presence now, and should be tamed gradually with cellaring, to reveal more nuance and detail.” Mike Bennie, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine June/July 2017

"It’s a big black beast of a red, hints of bitumen accentuating the ripeness. Again, however, it’s pulled back from the edge of overripeness by the depth of fruit and grippy tannins. It’s just a fraction too warm this vintage, a little bit soupy on the edges. Impressive concentration can’t be sneezed at however – it goes on and on, and deserves plaudits on depth of flavour alone. Best drinking: 2019-2033. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14%, $45. Would I buy it? A glass." Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review.

James Halliday’s 2018 Wine Companion - Rating 91

 

Awards:

  • 2016 Ballarat Wine Show Trophy for Best Other Red Wine
  • 2016 Daylesford Wine Show Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon

 

 

 

Time Posted: 09/01/2018 at 2:19 PM