Balnaves 'The Tally' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Scores & Reviews
96 / 100
Deep purple-red; an incredibly powerful and expressive bouquet, the luscious but tightly framed blackcurrant, cassis and French oak precisely fulfilling the promises of the bouquet.
95 / 100
A complex mix of red and black berries, blackcurrant, licorice, earth and lots of spicy clove and cedar oak with a touch of cooling menthol. On the palate full bodied with red and black berry, cassis, dark chocolate and tobacco flavours backed with a large helping of high quality cedar oak. Intense, high acid, tightly coiled and packed full of energy with very strong but ripe tannins and a long tannic finish. A mighty Coonawarra cabernet and, yes, it’s well worth the money.