Balnaves The Tally 2000
The cork came out perfectly with no hints of wine running down the side of the cork so I thought I would be in for something special. This wine in perfectly in the middle of its journey to old age with a mix of youthful brambly and blackberry flavours intertwined with tobacco leaf and smoked salty licorice. As my father was enjoying this a little too much I didn't get to see this evolve in the glass as he had already finished the rest of the bottle before I got to take another look. Even still the wine has a great fluidity and joyfulness about it as the flavours, ripe tannin and succulent acidity run rings around my mouth. Drink with pride!
Drink: Now - 2020