Ranked #6 of 32 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Excellent. This is starting to show very charming maturity of bouquet and flavour but still has many years ahead of it. Superb cassis and cedar aromas, the fruit doing the talking. Its oak has mellowed nicely into the background. The texture is lovely: smooth and harmonious. A ripping cabernet.
Drink: 2019 to 2029
96 Points James Halliday
An extra degree of fragrance above others of the year; while full-bodied, also has a dimension of elegance the others don't have; very sophisticated oak handling, long finish. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2006
Balnaves The Tally Cabernet Sauvignon is an award-winning wine from this distinguished family-owned Coonawarra winery located in the famed Terra Rossa strip. The 2006 vintage was awarded Cabernet of the Year by the Penguin Good Wine Guide 2009, and the 2004 vintage won Jeremy Oliver's vote as Wine of the Year. In 2008 James Halliday named Balnaves as Winery of the Year. The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is only made years when the vintage is outstanding.