Balnaves of Coonawarra Shiraz

Balnaves is one of Coonawarra’s reliable go-tos, consistently well made, ageworthy and the same value-for-money prices as always – the price of this wine hasn’t moved in more than five years. Co-fermented with a dash of viognier and aged in French oak (25% new FO), this is a fleshy, fruity and spicy Coonawarra shiraz that unites crunchy, bright, ripe blackberries and blueberries with mixed spice and lingering, succulent poached cherry flavour. Finely structured tannins are confident yet well integrated, promising a long future. An accurate expression of a generously impressive vintage in Coonawarra. $23 at Wine Box Warehouse.