Looking back through my notes I noticed I have not reviewed a Ballandean Estate Malbec since the 2012 release. Curiously, that vintage weighed in at 14.3% alc whereas this 2017 comes in at 13%. Deliciously medium bodied, here’s a wonderful alternate variety to sink your teeth into.
A monster. From vines planted in
2009. Commanding blue fruits and chocolate flavours. For lovers of big reds. A
must-have with game or grain-fed beef fillet.
Pale copper with pink hues. Delightful quaffer from
shiraz, cabernet sauvignon cabernet franc and merlot fruit. Strawberry aromas.
The distinctive teinturier-type grape variety. Highly aromatic variety with dark cherry and chocolate notes
A great vintage. Lifted aromas. Refined, more-ish with good fruit depth, precision and length.
A funny story about Malvasia…
The excitement was growing in the Ballandean Estate office and winery with the anticipated release of this wine well before it was in bottle. I’d call up Leeanne and introduce myself as Mal Vasia from Stanthorpe Smash Repairs and drag out some ridiculous conversation…
Smart #wine with texture, poise and #therethere kudos @ballandeanwines
The new release Fiano from Ballandean Estate, a variety which they have made some great headway with in recent times.
I had a quick look at this at the Cellar Door over the weekend.
As usual, there’s plenty going on to appease. Lemongrass, tonic and…
A tribute to Angela Crema, mother of Mary Puglisi, the wife of Ballandean Estate founder Angelo Puglisi. Cool nights and cheese boards will warm the soul with a nip or two.
Burnt caramel, caramelised fig, rancio, sultana and dashes of nuttiness. It’s smooth and flavoursome coating…