Coonawarra, Limestone Coast

Balnaves of Coonawarra

The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

As per previous notes. Dense crimson in colour. Cedar, blackberry and geranium. To borrow HH’s phrase “effortless style”. Demonstrates why Coonawarra’s red dirt is marvellous for Cabernet. 96% Cabernet 4% Petit Verdot. The Tally is the top Cuvée from Balnaves. Rich, medium to full bodied. — 12 days ago

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Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Yummy. Can't wait to try again. — 13 days ago

Brand's Laira

Laira Vineyards Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

One of my favourites from Coonawarra. Good value, good representative of region. 2016 was most enjoyable. — 20 days ago


St. George Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Left this one a little long. Color tinged with brown and nose showing lots of prune and raisins. Still lovely tannin structure so very enjoyable drink. — a month ago


Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Howard

Tasted this right after a very fine left bank and the nose was very similar. Palate ended up being very American oak centric. Good value but didn’t expect much for nine dollars at Costco. — 12 days ago

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Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Apparently it’s International Cabernet Day. Or perhaps it was on Aug 30. The world can’t seem to agree on this one. Nevertheless, this is exactly the cabernet I felt like drinking tonight. Young enough to be vibrant, with just enough time in bottle to create some intrigue. It’s concentrated and luscious with a dusty cocoa thread. The nose tends towards savoury with some nutty, woody and fragrant leafy notes, while the palate offers elegant black fruits, some herbaceousness and a little menthol. Rather delightful. — 22 days ago

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Jim Barry

Jim's Garden Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very nice flavour and value for money — 20 days ago


Sanctum The Menzies Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blueberry, pepper and spice. Medium body. Very interesting style. A refreshing cabernet sauvignon (only 13.0% Alc.). — 12 days ago

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

What a surprise this was. Full bodied dark red cherry and blue berry fruit, very spicy and a fantastic dry edge to the finish with great complexity. I just grab it for nothing special every Wednesday evening wine and than this came out if the bottle. Awesome wine! — 16 hours ago

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Tempus Two

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Friday night and watching Dirty Harry Magnum force!. "You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky? ... well yes actually! Complete stumble... into man’s territory. Relax my female and not so female friends. Just loving the 70s jive......
Bugger me Australia pulled out all the stops tonight. They hate France and they feel inferior to to the West Coast USA but in this everyday winner they’re beating them all. Less that £20 ($30) and no mistake, this is a great Friday night in front t of the TV (by yourself) bottle. This is not pretending to be nice, not socially aware. This is strong, brave and naughty, just like our Harry! Got a gun, use it! I’m aware a year in the wilderness since my last post but this is worth writing about. Quickly regarding Delectable, I photo my wines and I watch you girls and boys regarding the food bad and the ugly. Writing reduces the drinking but sometimes it’s good to contribute.
— a month ago

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