Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Bendigo 2008

Member Review by Kyle Graynor:

Smells like hot ass, but after a few dozen swirls, it mellowed out. Definitely fruity, with medium to strong tannins.

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery:
Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district in more than 80 years. The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a serious red wine producer in the 1970's led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry. The 33... Read more
Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district in more than 80 years. The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a serious red wine producer in the 1970's led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry. The 33 hectare vineyard is situated on a gentle slope overlooking Myer's Creek at Maiden Gully. This superb site of alluvial soil has major plantings of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz with smaller amounts of pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and viognier. The conditions for premium wine grape growing are ideal with long hot summer days ameliorated by very cool overnight temperatures. This allows optimum ripeness while retaining that vital core of acidity. Today our winemaker Tobias Ansted continues the Balgownie Estate tradition of producing long lived wines of depth and concentration coupled with elegance and finesse. Read less

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
09/12/2011

Smells like hot ass, but after a few dozen swirls, it mellowed out. Definitely fruity, with medium to strong tannins.


3.50 5
09/12/2011

Dark and dusty wine, some dark ripe black fruit, even a floral character to the aroma. Palate is fresh and fruity, astringent and simple. Leather and tar on the finish as well. Nice.


Snooth User: annkan
3412323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/07/2007

This a good value Cab if you can get it for $17. Has good balance of acid and tanin and will improve with age.




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