Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The generous 2010 season instils an immediate appeal in The Tally, yet still upholding the cage of rigid, finely structured tannins that provide Tally its long-enduring potential. Succulent, deep and enticing blackberries and black plums are lifted by fragrant violet perfume, undiminished by long skin maceration and 19 months in new French oak barrels. A strong future is guaranteed, albeit in a generously fruited and immediately enticing guise. $75 at Cellar d’Or.