Balgownie Estate Old Vines Shiraz 2009 (Bendigo, Vic)
Sourced from the best rows of Balgownie’s original 1969 Bendigo plantings the fruit hand picked, hand plunged open fermented and 24 months in barrique.
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To be honest this will live forever (and in twenty years time might be lauded) as it has no shortage of tannic impact. Still this will never be more than just a dry red. Rioja Riserva meets Bendigo Shiraz.
Details: 14%, Screwcap, $95
Source: Sample, tasted Dec 14
Score: 16.8/20, 89/100
Would I buy it? No.
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