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Balnaves of Coonawarra Sparkling Cabernet

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Balnaves of Coonawarra Sparkling Cabernet

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James Halliday says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Ken Gargett says
Is there anything that winemaker Pete Bissell can't do? (I'm thinking wine-related, before you write in with requests for him to climb large mountains, cure cancer, time-travel or play for the All Blacks... though he could probably do that one.) In my recent sweep through a range of spurgles, this was one of the best. Mulberries, dried herbs, tobacco leaf, leather and all sorts of good things. Shows that all that spurgles is not shiraz.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
90
Matt Skinner says
Deep in the Balnaves engine room, Peter Bissell and team handcraft some of the Coonawarra's purest, and, as a result, most sought-after wines. And, of course, this being Coonawarra, they also produce one of the region's best sparkling reds. As well as having a pure, clean and lifted nose of macerated cherry, cool earth, choc mint, and spicy French oak, it is sweet and full in the mouth, with huge intensity of flavour. It's also dark and chewy, with a lick of tannin, and plenty of tiny bubbles to balance. Drink it with a bitter chocolate tart.
Matt Skinner's Wine Guide 2011

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