96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot from Balnaves' Dead Morris Vineyard and Quarry Block vineyard in the Coonawarra region of South Australia.
Upon harvest 56% of the blend received a long maceration on skins. Maturation was for 16 months in new fine-grained barrels from Seguin Moreau, Saury and Sylvain cooperages, before light egg fining and bottling.
A lifted nose with perfumed red berries, violets and wild blackberry fruit coming from the Petit Verdot. The palate is medium bodied and restrained in style with tight dense fruit and a modulated structure showing balance and depth of fruit, flowing onto a long finish of chewy tannins. A compact but deeply flavoured Tally.
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