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2013 The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, SA

This wine is complex and tightly structured, made to cellar with confidence.

From $90.00 per bottle
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
    97 / 100
    “Deeply coloured, it is the quintessence of Coonawarra Cabernet, with an immensely long palate, fruit, oak and tannins all contributing. Sometimes the oak on The Tally can seem too obvious in blind tastings with other top-flight Cabernets, but it’s hard to see that happening here. The drink-to date has been shortened by the decision to use ProCork.”Drink to 2043
    Campbell Mattinson
    Campbell Mattinson
    96 / 100
    “Bottled in December 2014. Pre-release. Looks wonderful. Thick cassis, violet, cedarwood, tobacco. Rows of muscular tannin. Lengthy aplenty. That blend of dark fruit and bright boysenberried character as seen in the best of The Tally releases. Tremendous.”

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2013
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH 3.50 g/l
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity 6.9 g/l
    • Closure Cork
    • Harvest Date 19th & 27th March 2013
    • Background Among his many pursuits, Doug Balnaves was a shearer of Merino sheep. A shearer in Australia is paid by the number of sheep he shears. Counted every two hour period, the Tally is recorded in the Tally book. The higher the Tally, the greater the recognition among his peers for skill and hard work. As an expression of this tradition, the Balnaves family see the wine “The Tally” as the ultimate achievement for their company.
    • Vineyard Notes Vintage 2013 produced good crops and ripened late in April producing deeply flavoured fruit with fine tannins. Sourced entirely from our Dead Morris vineyard, all fruit was handpicked and 40% of the blend received a long maceration on skins.
    • Winemaking Maturation was for 20 months in 79% new fine-grained chateau barriques from Taransaud and Sylvain cooperages, before light egg fining and bottling in December 2014 under procork.
    • Tasting Notes Deep rich red in colour, the nose is perfumed with perfectly ripened dark blackberry, liquorice and cassis fruit. The palate is medium bodied and fine, with fleshy cassis and blackberry fruit. The finish is long and textured with fine grainy tannins. This wine is complex and tightly structured, made to cellar with confidence and decant before drinking.
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
    97 / 100
    “Deeply coloured, it is the quintessence of Coonawarra Cabernet, with an immensely long palate, fruit, oak and tannins all contributing. Sometimes the oak on The Tally can seem too obvious in blind tastings with other top-flight Cabernets, but it’s hard to see that happening here. The drink-to date has been shortened by the decision to use ProCork.”Drink to 2043
    Campbell Mattinson
    Campbell Mattinson
    96 / 100
    “Bottled in December 2014. Pre-release. Looks wonderful. Thick cassis, violet, cedarwood, tobacco. Rows of muscular tannin. Lengthy aplenty. That blend of dark fruit and bright boysenberried character as seen in the best of The Tally releases. Tremendous.”

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2013
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH 3.50 g/l
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity 6.9 g/l
    • Closure Cork
    • Harvest Date 19th & 27th March 2013
    • Background Among his many pursuits, Doug Balnaves was a shearer of Merino sheep. A shearer in Australia is paid by the number of sheep he shears. Counted every two hour period, the Tally is recorded in the Tally book. The higher the Tally, the greater the recognition among his peers for skill and hard work. As an expression of this tradition, the Balnaves family see the wine “The Tally” as the ultimate achievement for their company.
    • Vineyard Notes Vintage 2013 produced good crops and ripened late in April producing deeply flavoured fruit with fine tannins. Sourced entirely from our Dead Morris vineyard, all fruit was handpicked and 40% of the blend received a long maceration on skins.
    • Winemaking Maturation was for 20 months in 79% new fine-grained chateau barriques from Taransaud and Sylvain cooperages, before light egg fining and bottling in December 2014 under procork.
    • Tasting Notes Deep rich red in colour, the nose is perfumed with perfectly ripened dark blackberry, liquorice and cassis fruit. The palate is medium bodied and fine, with fleshy cassis and blackberry fruit. The finish is long and textured with fine grainy tannins. This wine is complex and tightly structured, made to cellar with confidence and decant before drinking.