Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)

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An impressive tasting to say the least, with our judges seduced by Western elegance, particularly in the younger wines, as well as by savoury, mature Cabernets from South Australia. See the top 49 wines including 7 Outstanding Australian Cabernets here...
Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet, Margaret River Cabernet, Aussie Cabs,
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Balnaves, Coonawarra 2008

Balnaves, Coonawarra 2008
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:  RJ 16.5 PM 18 AR 17.5
Intense cassis and cola aromas plus toasted brown bread and eucalyptus. Classic Coonawarra intensity of fruit bisected by bright acidity and infused with a lively herbal undertone that brings freshness, interest and personality.
Price £25.99 Fine Wine Co, House of Menzies, Liberty Wines, Oz Wines, Scarlet Wines, Secret Cellar
Drink 2012–2040
Alc 14.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose