"Average vine age 47yrs. When Balgownie Cabernet is good, it’s good. Here it is. Certainly varietal, pumped up with flavour, regional, lengthy, sturdy and commanding." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
Balgownie Estate was the first vineyard planted in Bendigo district in more than 80 years! It was established by the legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969. The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a serious red wine producer in the 1970’s led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry. The 33-hectare vineyard is situated on a gentle slope overlooking Myer’s Creek at Maiden Gully.
"Immensely and immediately approachable with of the varietal flavours at play from cassis and blackcurrants, warm earth, saltbush and attractive slippery oak too. Medium-bodied, tooth-coating tannins and enough oomph to last another decade or so but don't overlook it now." 93pts - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion
"Average vine age 47yrs. When Balgownie Cabernet is good, it’s good. Here it is. Certainly varietal, pumped up with flavour, regional, lengthy, sturdy and commanding. All these descriptors are true, and what more could you ask. Gum leaves infused through blackcurrant, dust splashed across dark chocolate. Big folds of tannnin. It’s good now but it has a decade or two up its sleeve." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront