‘The Balance’ Dry Red 2016


Strength and elegance, the balance is maintained in this wine whilst demonstrating its regionality without compromise.


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Dark Purple and dense colour with ripe Coonawarra bouquet of black current, cherry and sweet vanillin oak characters. The palate demonstrate a classic ‘dry red’ style with rich mid palate fruit and density, balanced with fine Cabernet tannins and length.

A warm summer with clear nights, helped to provide further concentration of flavours in the grapes with an early April harvest. The individual parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were picked on separate dates and fermented separately in selection of small stainless steel vessels.

Each ferment was pumped over twice daily for enhanced extraction of flavours before being pressed they were transferred to a selection of French and American oak, with 20% new oak included. Each parcel was matured for approximately 20 months, before barrels were individually selected for the final wine.

Gold Medal      2020 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value
Gold Medal      2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Silver Medal     2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze Medal   2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal   2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Bronze Medal   2019 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze Medal   2019 Limestone Coast Wine Show

95 points – Review by Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Sweetly fruited and complex, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, spiced cherry, floral and vanillin oak characters with a subtle touch of mixed spice. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and plump mouthfeel, finishing harmonious and delectable. A beautifully polished red. At its best: now to 2032.”

91 points  – Review By Rob Geddes

“Coonawarra ripe black currant and sweet vanilla honey toasted bread oak notes. The palate has a fleshy soft ripe middle palate with generosity which has very fine cabernet tannins and is a classic “”dry red”” style of full bodied firm finish red wine style.”

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