Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Merlot 2017

$21.29 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) from Quarry and Paulownia blocks and the old 1976 plantings, Merlot (38%) from Avery, Silage and Rise and Cabernet Franc (6%), were combined and matured in fine grained French oak for 14 months.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Brand Balnaves
Vintage 2017

Coonawarra Wine

The Coonawarra wine region is most known for its Cabernet Sauvignon that is produced on red “terra rossa” soil. This clay soil is one of the most notable in the “New World” of wine covering an area of only 15kmx2km. The terra rossa soil also overlies soft, penetrable limestone and it is this uncommon combination that makes this region so special.

“Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted variety in the world and Coonawarra is one of the few regions where free draining soils and maritime ripening conditions achieve the ultimate varietal expression.”

From Coonawarra Cabernet you can expect a medium bodied red with powerful yet polished tannins, luscious dark berry fruit, herb and mint flavours as well as satisfying length.

While half of region’s production is Cabernet, the limestone soils also suit planting of Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon blanc.


James Halliday – 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc matured in fine-grained French oak for 14 months. One of the classics at this price point, overdelivering the goods year in, year out. It makes you wonder why there aren't more blends such as this in Coonawarra, as the blend has genuine integrity. Screwcap. 14% alc.

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