SKU: BALTALCAB16
Among his many pursuits, Doug Balnaves was a shearer of Merino sheep. A shearer in Australia, is paid by the number of sheep he shears. Counted every two hour period, the Tally is recorded in the Tally book. The higher the Tally, the greater the recognition among his peers for skill and hard work. As an expression of this tradition, the Balnaves family see the wine ‘THE TALLY’ as the ultimate achievement for their company. Drink at home in front of a roaring fire with good friends and family

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Coonawarra

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied

Palate

Long and textured with fine grainy grape tannins

Vintage

2016

”As the Reserve, this wine has the right to flex extract, concentration and muscle across some oakier ribs. And yet…Balnaves' finely hewn grape tannins-all pulpy and chewy-along with a proclivity toward refinement over excess, keeps it all in check. Blackcurrant stains the cheeks. A potpourri of herb, licorice straps and vanilla to coffee bean soar along the structural beams. This is a superlative wine of immense oomph, melded with grace.”
– James Halliday Publication

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 96

Balnaves of Coonawarra

Balnaves The Tally Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$95.00
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