The Balmain is a modern Australian blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These three grape varieties are grown on our own Certified Organic Vineyard located in the Central Ranges of NSW.
2015 “The Gatecrasher” Balmain (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot)
The wine is rich and velvety, displaying bright red fruit flavours with lovely supple tannins to provide a fresh and long palate. The French oak characters gently sitting in the background adding complexity and length to the soft and rounded finish. Medium to full bodied.
A very versatile wine which is suited to many types of cuisine including Asian food, red meats, game and cheese.
Excellent drinking now or will further develop with careful cellaring up to 5 years.
Ned Goodwin, Master of Wines (Reviewed May 2019)
This is a meld of organically grown fruit from sites in farther western NSW, encroaching on Mudgee. The altitudinal influence (to 600 meters) is palpable, embedded in a skein of freshness. The fruit, a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot is plummy and approachable, with a skirting board of leafy tannin for detail, form and lift. Eminently approachable drinking 90 Points